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Walgreens Pharmacist Refuses To Provide Drug For Ariz. Woman With Unviable Pregnancy

The company released a statement defending its pharmacist's right to decline to fill a prescription on ethical grounds. The state pharmacy board plans to investigate whether Arizona law was followed.
Walgreens has released a statement defending its pharmacist's right to decline to fill a prescription on ethical or religious grounds. Source: Justin Sullivan

When 35-year-old Nicole Arteaga walked into a Walgreens in Peoria, Ariz., last Wednesday, she was nine weeks pregnant. But, she says, her doctor had told her that her baby's development had stopped. She that her doctor said she "ultimately [would] have a miscarriage."

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