ACLU wants apology from Rite Aid after contraception refusal

JERSEY CITY - The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding an apology from the Rite Aid drug store chain after a Jersey City branch refused to sell a customer emergency contraception for his girlfriend.

The ACLU says the Rite Aid store on Central Avenue in Jersey City would not sell a customer Plan B because the customer was male.

Andrew Andrade says he was trying to buy the contraception for his girlfriend last month, but two pharmacy employees told him they could not sell it to him because of his gender.

FDA guidelines say anyone over 17 can buy Plan B.

The ACLU says they want Rite Aid to apologize for gender discrimination and provide better training for pharmacy employees.

A spokesperson for Rite Aid says its policy is to sell Plan B to both men and women with proper identification. Rite Aid is currently looking into the matter at the Jersey City store.

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