Pharmacist who refused to fill prescription no longer with Meijer

The ACLU has filed a complaint against Meijer Inc. after Rachel Peterson seen beside her husband, said she was denied

A MI woman says a pharmacist at a Meijer store refused to fill a prescription for her miscarriage on religious grounds.

But Peterson's prescription did not include mifepristone. She's working with the American Civil Liberties Union to change Meijer's policy and is willing to go to court if need be to keep what happened to her from happening to another woman.

That's when an Ionia woman says she brought a prescription to the store in Petoskey and the pharmacist on duty refused to fill it, citing his religious beliefs.

Then the pharmacist made things worse. The organization's MI policy strategist, Merissa Kovach, said Peterson was "clearly a victim of sex discrimination", arguing that "had the customer been a man prescribed the same medication, that is also commonly used to treat ulcers, the pharmacist would have filled it".

On Tuesday, the ACLU sent a letter of complaint to Meijer demanding a clear company-wide policy that compels pharmacists to fill all prescriptions regardless of religious beliefs. A Meijer pharmacist hours away in Ionia agreed to fill the prescription.

"When you're at one of the lowest moments of your life, you don't expect this sort of demeaning treatment", said Rachel Peterson.

In a statement to CBS News, Meijer said: "A pharmacist may refuse to fill a prescription based upon religious beliefs".

When Peterson told the pharmacist that her OB/GYN found no signs of viability from the fetus, which confirmed an early pregnancy loss, he accused her of lying and said "that was just [her] word". "If no other pharmacist is available, the pharmacist must consult with the patient to arrange for the transfer of the prescription to another pharmacy that is convenient to them".

Fecher had previously told Fox News an investigation into the allegations was conducted.

The ACLU says the actions of the pharmacist was discriminatory and violated Michigan's public accommodations laws.

"This was a really traumatic, awful thing - and on probably one of the worst days, worst moments of her life", Merissa Kovach, a policy strategist with the ACLU of MI, told Fox News.

"There's no greed associated with this. He is a medical professional and he took an oath to take care of patients and he failed to do that", Peterson said, adding she doesn't "wish any ill intent on anyone". I was naïve in that sense. "It was quite an eye-opener for both of us and for my family as well".

Related News:

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey

    As a Virginia resident and Post columnist, Khashoggi's disappearance has drawn the White House into the Saudi-Turkish standoff. Earlier, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, Walid Bin Abdul Karim El Khereiji, was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
    Ariana Grande Breaks Silence on Pete Davidson Split

    Ariana Grande Breaks Silence on Pete Davidson Split

    The 25-year-old singer's social media accounts are now still active. "Love you, and thank you for being here always". Pete Davidson is "doing fine" in the wake of his split from Ariana Grande .
    Royal tour: Harry and Meghan brighten up Bondi Beach

    Royal tour: Harry and Meghan brighten up Bondi Beach

    The couple is set to return to Sydney for the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded veterans started by Prince Harry . It makes sense that Meghan might do the same to try and keep the baby bump measuring to a minimum.
  • Drake:

    Drake: "I wanted a family with Rihanna"

    The singer and mogul later admitted she was uncomfortable with Drake's behavior and said they weren't friends anymore. She also said she and Drake were no longer in touch.
    Blizzard Sets the Record Straight on Diablo Rumors

    Blizzard Sets the Record Straight on Diablo Rumors

    "BlizzCon 2018 is nearly here and we've seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show". Blizzard has posted a BlizzCon update essentially asking that fans don't get too excited about Diablo .
    Windows 10 October 2018 Update almost  ready for re-release

    Windows 10 October 2018 Update almost ready for re-release

    We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer not launching if invoked from a pinned Start tile when in Tablet Mode. We fixed an issue where in certain cases IME would not work in the first process of a Microsoft Edge user session.
  • Trump Place condo drops 'Trump'

    Trump Place condo drops 'Trump'

    Another resident countered: "Arguably at one time the Trump name may have contributed something to the value of our apartments". A Manhattan condominium building on Thursday will become the seventh to remove the Trump name from its facade since 2016.

    InMobi acquires Sprint’s mobile ad business, Pinsight Media

    InMobi says that this is a part of the partnership with USA telco Sprint in regards to devices, data, media and marketing. The firm also has offices in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
    Andy Rubin's startup Essential cuts about 30% of employees

    Andy Rubin's startup Essential cuts about 30% of employees

    A spokeswoman for the company said in an e-mail that it was a tough decision to make and they are sorry about the impact . The company had a valuation of almost $1 billion in 2017, and was seeking additional financing earlier this year.
  • Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan, sailors hurt

    Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan, sailors hurt

    Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter performs routine flight operations over the Atlantic Ocean, in this July 4, 2018 file photo. Knight said four air crew-members were aboard the helicopter when it crashed, according to Stars and Stripes.
    Reality Star Jenelle Evans Hospitalized

    Reality Star Jenelle Evans Hospitalized

    She then followed the driver home and pulled out her gun while her son Jace was sitting beside her in the front seat. However, a rep told People that Evans "had friends over Saturday night, and they had a bonfire on her property".
    You Can Become an Actual Pokemon Master in 'Pokemon: Let's Go'

    You Can Become an Actual Pokemon Master in 'Pokemon: Let's Go'

    These are the Master Trainers , and each of them is considered the strongest Trainer for a specific Pokemon. If you win against a Master Trainer, you'll earn their title (which you can then display in Link Battles).


Most liked

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul's Istanbul residence
The newspaper said Saudi Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi could be heard on the tape, telling those allegedly torturing Mr. In that case, he said, "I think we'll also be guided by what other countries are doing". "So hopefully it is working out".

Pre-order new, affordable iPhone from today in UAE
The iPhone XR should also be available on some e-commerce platforms as well, but details on that are still unknown at the moment. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been available for a few weeks now with some pretty expensive price tags in the country.

Nirmala Sitharaman holds bilateral talks with James Mattis, ASEAN counterparts in Singapore
These regular interactions strengthen mutual understanding and professional ties among the personnel of both defence establishments, and underscore the warm and long-standing defence ties between both countries.

Jose Mourinho won't 'celebrate like crazy' if Man United win at Chelsea
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Ross Barkley is a doubt for the club's Premier League meeting with Manchester United .

India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women affected
They need to develop, strengthen and implement integrated surveillance systems for Zika virus infection and related complications. World Health Organization says these symptoms can be treated with common pain and fever medicines, rest and plenty of water.

"Stop Making Native People Political Fodder" Native Americans on Warren
The results suggest that Warren is between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American. 'I can't call her Pocahontas anymore, ' he added. In the infrastructure of systemic racism she has not experienced the same discrimination that a person of color has experienced.

Australian man admits rape and kidnap of British backpacker
He earlier pleaded guilty to supplying unsafe drugs, wilful damage, assault occasioning bodily harm and strangulation. The pair agreed to start a road trip through Queensland, but Mr Martin then began to hold the woman against her will.

Over 50 feared dead as train runs them over during Dussehra celebrations
District authorities have been directed to take up relief and rescue operations on a war footing, tweets Punjab CM Amrinder Singh. DMU train number 74943 ran into people gathered near railway tracks watching the Dussehra celebrations around 7 pm.

Nebraska School Cook Who Added Kangaroo Meat to Students’ Chili Loses Job
He apologized for any anxiety the exotic ingredient may have caused and vowed that such incidents will not recur. School officials have said that they do not believe kangaroo meat is unhealthy or risky .

Honduran migrant caravan grows to 4000 as US border crossings spike
President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to close the U.S. -Mexico border if Mexico does not stop the migrants. Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray went to New York Thursday to make his request personally for the U.N.

Rocket Lab Reveals the Location of its First US Launch Pad
Specifically, Rocket Labs will let its Electron rockets fly from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Bill Wrobel, director of the Wallops Flight Facility, said during a groundbreaking ceremony.

Monster 15-foot gator named after 'Happy Gilmore' character shocks Florida golfers
Chubbs was first spotted in 2016 at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in the Manatee County city of Palmetto on Florida's west coast. Stunned golfers simply stopped and stared as the king-sized gator made his afternoon appearance.

Tom Holland debuts shiny new Spider-Man suit on Jimmy Kimmel
In fact, we don't know what the deal is with the next film, Spider-Man: Far From Home , at all. This, of course, confirms the long-debated fan theory that Guillermo is actually Venom.

How to Download Your Personal Data From Apple
You can choose which data you want to download if you don't want all of it, or click the Select all button to get everything. On Wednesday, Apple doubled down on its pro-privacy corporate stance with updated information on its website .

1,000-hp Yenko/SC package adds $66,995 to 2019 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE
Chevrolet announced that it will be showing off a mildly customized 2019 Chevy Camaro at this year's SEMA Show. Each 1,000-hp Camaro is built on the bones of either a Camaro 1SS or 2SS with a 1LE package .