Minnesota jury rules that pharmacist who denied woman morning after pill didn't violate her rights

  • Minnesota jury rules that pharmacist who denied woman morning after pill didn't violate her rights

    Posted by on August 5, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    A jury in Minnesota ruled on Friday that a pharmacist did not commit discrimination when he did not fill an emergency contraception prescription for a woman after her prior contraceptive method failed, according to the gender advocacy group Gender Justice.

    A jury in Aitkin County found that a pharmacist’s decision not to provide an emergency contraception prescription to Andrea Anderson, the plaintiff in the case, after citing his “beliefs” did not constitute discrimination.

    According to court documents, Anderson went to the only pharmacy located in her town to retrieve a prescription of emergency contraception after another method failed, but the pharmacist there rejected her request.

    The filing further claims that

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