Walgreens Pharmacist Allegedly Refuses to Give a Woman a Prescribed Abortion Pill

BuzzFeed News notes that Arizona is one of six states where it is currently legal for pharmacists to refuse to dispense prescriptions related to contraception because of “moral or ethical” reasons. But according to Kelli Garcia, director of reproductive justice initiatives and senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, these legal “conscience clauses” can sometimes cause unnecessary trauma for the people seeking these medications. “Pharmacists shouldn’t be in the business of deciding what medical care a patient gets — that decision should be between a person and her doctor,” Garcia told BuzzFeed.