Walgreens is hit with a wave of boycotts after it's revealed that employees are permitted to refuse the sale of condoms and emergency contraceptives to customers because of "moral objections,"
A woman named Jessica Pentz has shared her story of an employee of a Walgreens drugstore refusing to sell her a box of condoms
The employee told her that selling condoms was against his religious beliefs.
In response, a Walgreens spokesperson said that its employees are allowed to “step away from completing a transaction to which they have a moral objection.”
The company’s policy has troubling implications considering that the U.S. Supreme Court may soon reconsider its decision guaranteeing people’s rights to contraception.
A Twitter User
Walgreens employees are allowed to refuse to sell condoms and emergency contraception like Plan B due to their own "moral objections."
If you object to people being prevented from accessing these contraceptive and healthcare needs at a drugstore, #BoycottWalgreens
If your religious beliefs prohibits you from filling a customer's prescription for birth control, Plan B, or ring up a purchase for condoms then maybe you should get another job becUse you obviously have no business working in a pharmacy. #BoycottWalgreens
you allow your employees to deny your customers legally purchased birth control? You sell data based on pregnancy and periods? YOU are going to get someone killed. Not another dime from me you freaking Nazis #BoycottWalgreens
If your religion doesn't allow you to sell birth control, then you shouldn't work for a company that sells it either. And, the company that sells birth control, shouldn't hire employees unwilling to fulfill the duties required of the job. PERIOD
Walgreen Company, d/b/a Walgreens, is an American company that operates the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health.