Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Arteaga's husband even went to the pharmacy and attempted to intervene but had the same result, the Arizona Republic reported.

"I was not given the option to have someone else in that store give me the prescription", Arteaga said. "I was seeking help for the medication I needed and he refused". ".I was completely shocked".

The Walgreens where Nicole Arteaga was allegedly refused service by a Walgreens pharmacist who denied her prescription because it was against his ethics, shown today in Peoria, Ariz.

She told BuzzFeed News that she was 9-weeks pregnant and her baby did not have a heartbeat.

"He said he would not sell me the other one". "I applaud this pharmacist and am glad Walgreens protects his conscience rights and wish more pharmacists would have the courage to stand for their convictions, especially if a life is at risk". Wary of a repeat performance, she asked her doctor to ensure the pharmacist at the second location would give her the medication before going to pick it up.

But, Arteaga said the corporate statement wasn't entirely true. In Arizona, pharmacists can step away from filling prescriptions or contraceptive supplies based on their moral or religious beliefs.

But the pharmacist still said no, she said.

"It doesn't make sense and it definitely is not fair in any way", said Arteaga. "I tried to explain to him".

"This is a very, very well-protected right in the United States", so much so that a principle called duty of care can sometimes be compromised, she said.

"I couldn't believe what he was telling me", Arteaga said. She said the pharmacist had "no idea what it's like to want nothing more than to carry a child to full term and be unable to do so".

"He wasn't compassionate about it", J.R. Arteaga said. She was able to get the pills from another Walgreens. According to local news outlet Fox 10 the company allows pharmacists to reject prescription requests if they have moral objections, but they are still required to refer the prescriptions to other pharmacists or managers on duty. Should a pharmacist choose not to administer the prescription, they must return the patient's written prescription order.

A woman in Arizona says a pharmacist refused to fill her prescription for medication to end a pregnancy that wasn't viable. "We are looking into the matter to ensure that our patients' needs are handled properly".

'After learning what happened, we reached out to the patient and apologized for how the situation was handled.

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The store's Facebook page has been inundated with complaints following Ms Arteaga's claims.

The manager did not offer an apology at the time, she said. The company also said that it reached out to Arteaga, but she said the only contact she has had with Walgreens since the incident was when she spoke to the store's manager the following day to complain.

Robert Sewell, a civil attorney with Davis Miles Law Firm says state laws protect that pharmacist's license.

The pharmacist's treatment of Arteaga is, without exaggeration, evil.

In fact, six states have laws or regulations that "specifically allow pharmacies or pharmacists to refuse for religious or moral reasons". Pharmacists aren't legally obligated to refer customers to another pharmacy.

By early Monday, her post had been shared more than 30,000 times and liked more than 55,000 times.

But the accidental posting brought messages of support and tales of similar experiences from multiple friends.

Arteaga said she left Walgreens in tears.

On Saturday, Arteaga added an update to her original Facebook post.

"This is not how I wanted my pregnancy to go, but this is my situation".

The story drew thousands of outraged comments on social media.

"You might have a cause of action there - and you might not because it may be actionable and it might not", Klieman said. "I can't be the only one who has gone through this".

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