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Olivia
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Not Again: Two More Pharmacies Refuse to Sell Emergency Contraception to Men

By Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia & Olivia Turner, ACLU of Alabama & Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:30pm
It feels like we are banging our head against a wall. In recent years, pharmacies in several states have refused to sell emergency contraception ("EC") to men. We've recently learned of two additional incidents — both at Walgreens — in Georgia and Alabama. The discrimination in the Georgia and Alabama stores followed the same pattern that we've seen in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi: a man attempts to purchase the medication for his female partner only to be confronted by a pharmacist who refuses to sell him the medication for the sole reason that he is a man.
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