'Harassment' claims fly in pharmacy lawsuit

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

doctor writing prescriptionWalgreens is being sued by the ACLU after a pharmacist, citing his moral beliefs, refused to fill a prescription. 

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Walgreens after an Albuquerque, New Mexico, pharmacist declined to sell Misoprostol, a synthetic hormone that is commonly prescribed to treat stomach ulcers but can be used to induce an abortion. 

Lloyd Duplantis of Pharmacists for Life International tells OneNewsNow what really is at work is a Christian can have conscience rights but must subvert them for people who disagree with their view.

“And in the case of a pharmacist. who's trained and a professional who's there to safeguard public health,” Duplantis says, “this is a decision that disagrees with someone else."

The ACLU predictably has a different perspective and is accusing Pharmacist Jesse Garrett of discrimination for refusing to fill the prescription. 

Citing store policy, a spokesman for Walgreens told Yahoo News that Garrett should have stepped away due to his moral objection and allowed another store employee to handle the transcation. 

Duplantis is convinced, however, there is an ulterior motive behind the lawsuit.

“It's just a harassment technique rather than anything of good conscience and there was probably a number of drug stores in the area that the person could have gone to,” he says. 

 

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