Pharmacist Denial Of Miscarriage Prescription Spotlights Arizona Conscience Laws
A Peoria woman went to her local Walgreens with a prescription from her doctor last Thursday. It was for a pill that would end her pregnancy, a fetus her doctor deemed non-viable and would end in miscarriage.
The pharmacist refused to fill the prescription, which is his right under Arizona law. In fact, six states have laws or regulations that “specifically allow pharmacies or pharmacists to refuse for religious or moral reasons.” Arizona’s law says hospitals and physicians can refuse abortion services and emergency contraception if doing so violates their beliefs.
Joining The Show to talk more about this is Seth Chandler, professor of law at the University of Houston Health Law & Policy Institute.