Walmart Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Woman Who Miscarried (VIDEO)
Brittany Cartrett had a miscarriage when she was approximately six weeks pregnant. Her doctor prescribed Misoprostol, a medication that induces abortion.
Cartrett told WGXA, “So we made the decision to not do a D & C and to get a medicine. So he said I’m going to give you this medicine, you’ll take it, and it will help you to pass naturally so that you don’t have to go the more invasive route.”
When the doctor’s office called the Georgia Walmart to fill the prescription, they were told no and were not given a reason.
Cartrett added, “So we found another place to fill it but I still had to go up there to get another prescription. So when I went up there, she asked if I had any questions about this prescription I said no, I don’t, but I do have a question about the other one. And she looks at my name and she says oh, well … I couldn’t think of a valid reason why you would need this prescription.”
Wal-Mart pharmacist Sandip Patel said he is aware of the situation and he also said that pharmacists have the ability to turn down prescriptions at their own discretion – a law that has been in place for about 15 years.