Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

U.S. & World

(KPNX) An Arizona woman says she doesn’t want any other woman to go through what she went through after a Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill her prescription on “moral” grounds.

Nicole Arteaga was crushed when her doctor told her a miscarriage was inevitable.

“I can’t even… he feelings,” said Arteaga holding back tears. “It’s hard when you find out you’re not going to have a baby anymore.”

Arteaga said she and her husband had been trying for a while to get pregnant. “You get that excitement and then things like this happen and I don’t have control over it. It’s not something that I want my body to do,” said Arteaga.

Her doctor gave her two options: have a surgery, or have get a prescription for the medication and take it at home.

However, the pharmacist refused to sell it to her. He told her he had moral and ethical reservations, but that’s not how Arteaga sees it.

“I think what happened in wrong,” said Arteaga. “I want everything to be healthy and I can’t control that. That’s not the way my body is working and it felt like I was being somewhat punished like I’m not going to give you this medicine even though you need it for your body.”
 

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