Walgreens has recently been brought under fire after claims a pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for a woman that would end her pregnancy. The woman, Nicole Mone, was giving a prescription by her doctor for the medication, which would induce a miscarriage after her 9-week-old fetus stopped developing.
When Mone went to get the prescribed medication, the pharmacist would not give her the medication due to a moral objection. The company has a policy in place which allows pharmacists to avoid filling a prescription if it goes against their morals, however, they must refer the customer to another pharmacist or manager on duty.
Mone was able to get her prescription from another Walgreens the next day. After the incident began making headlines, Mone shared with CNN she has had previous miscarriages and has been monitored closely by her doctor.
"Each week I went for my ultrasound praying to see progress and hear the sound of little heartbeat. Unfortunately, development isn't happening and my body is slowly getting ready to miscarry. My (doctor) gave me two choices D & C or a prescription that will help induce bleeding and discharge in the comfort of my home," she shared.
Following the incident, Walgreens released a statement on the issue and also offered an apology.
"After learning what happened, we reached out to the patient and apologized for how the situation was handled. To respect the sincerely held beliefs of our pharmacists while at the same time meeting the needs of our patients, our policy allows pharmacists to step away from filling a prescription for which they have a moral objection. At the same time, they are also required to refer the prescription to another pharmacist or manager on duty to meet the patient's needs in a timely manner," the statement reads.
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