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Pharmacist Who Refused Woman Morning-After Pill Did Not Violate Rights, Rules Minnesota Jury

A jury in Aitkin County, Minnesota, ruled on Aug. 5 that a pharmacist’s decision to refuse a woman a morning-after pill was not discrimination.
In January 2019, Andrea Anderson, a mother of five children, sought to buy the morning-after pill Ella from the McGregor Thrifty White Pharmacy in her town. She carried a prescription from the doctor, but after arriving at the pharmacy, she was told by pharmacist George Badeaux, a local pastor, that he would not be able to fill her prescription due to his beliefs. Anderson then had to make a 100-mile round trip to another pharmacy to purchase the pill….

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