Walgreens pharmacist refuses to give Arizona woman drug to end pregnancy

Walgreens said the policy applies to all of its pharmacies across the country. But state laws on pharmacies vary: Six states, including Arizona, have laws or regulations that allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense medication for religious or moral reasons, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Eight other states explicitly require pharmacists to provide medication to patients even if there are objections, and seven others allow pharmacists to refuse but prohibit them from obstructing access to the medication, National Women’s Law Center says.