An Arizona woman needed a drug to induce a miscarriage. Her pharmacist refused.
Arizona’s law, according to Kelli Garcia, director of reproductive justice at the National Women’s Law Center, is specific to emergency contraception, but also lacks affirmative protections for patients. “That can lead patients vulnerable to these types of denials and refusals, and really left open to individual pharmacists who are deciding what kind of medical care someone can get,” Garcia said. “Or it can lead patients to open to having pharmacies overall making decisions about what kind of medical care, or if you can get the prescription your doctor has provided to you.”