Can Quebec pharmacists legally refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill?

Can Quebec pharmacists legally refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill?

Can Quebec pharmacists legally refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill? Conscience should be respected 'unless there is a completely compelling reason,' says human rights lawyer Legal experts say a pharmacist in Saguenay, Que., who refused to prescribe the morning-after pill to a woman was within his rights, but he had an obligation to accommodate her through other means. Radio-Canada reported Wednesday that a 24-year-old woman said a Jean Coutu pharmacist in the borough of Chicoutimi refused to sell her emergency oral contraception because doing so would not "align with his values." Ultimately, she went to another pharmacy to get the pill. The woman wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal. Asked whether the pharmacist was justified in his actions, human rights lawyer Julius Grey says a person cannot be …
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