Walgreens pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug over personal morals

Walgreens pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug over personal morals



Walgreens’ policy lines up with an Arizona state law that similarly allows a pharmacy, hospital or health professional not to participate in providing abortion medication, emergency contraception or any medication or device that would prevent fertilization. Should a pharmacist choose not to administer the prescription, they must return the patient’s written prescription order.

After leaving the store in tears, Arteaga said she received an email informing her that the pharmacist had sent her prescription to another Walgreens store nearby.

She ultimately received the prescription on Friday, after contacting her doctor for added assistance, but the experience left her embarrassed, humiliated and wondering what other drugs ― such as birth control and morning-after pills ― this pharmacist has denied to people, she said.

“I share this story because I wish no other women have to go [through] something like this at time when you are vulnerable and already suffering,” she wrote.

HuffPost could not immediately reach Arteaga or the Walgreens pharmacist she identified on Facebook for comment.

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