A ST HELIER pharmacist is refusing to give women the morning-after pill because of her religious beliefs.
Scores of women have been denied emergency contraception from Roseville Pharmacy by the female pharmacist, who says it conflicts with her faith.
A woman who was recently refused the morning-after pill by the pharmacist told the JEP that this should not be allowed to happen. ‘Her religious beliefs shouldn’t interfere with her duty of care to patients,’ said the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous.
But according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, a pharmacist can refuse to provide a particular service that might conflict with her religious beliefs. However, she should ensure that patient care is not compromised by referring the patient to an alternative pharmacy or pharmacist.