“Walgreens won’t distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object.” – Politico
Republicans use the threat of litigation to force companies to comply with their war against women. Voters in Kansas voted against an abortion ban, but the state Attorney General ignoring the will of the people pushes ban abortions by blocking Walgreens from distributing abortion pills.
Many of the states forcing Walgreens to not distribute abortion pills have some of the highest rates of rape in the country. where Republican deny access to abortions even in the event of rape or incest.
Check this map to see the situation in your state and how to contact your State Attorney General leading the Republican war against women’s right to choose when and with whom to have a family.
Mapping the Republican war on women with corporate support
“This is all a part of a continued effort by anti-abortion extremists who want to use this arcane law to impose a backdoor ban on abortion,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, adding that the drug in question, mifepristone, “has been on the market for more than two decades, and is regularly used for both miscarriage management and abortion and is used in more than 60 countries.”
GOP ignores will of the voters
“Kansans voted overwhelmingly last summer to reject a constitutional amendment clearing the way for the passage of an abortion ban, and a court has blocked the state’s requirement that the pills only be obtained in person from a physician. Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, a Republican, told POLITICO he’s ready to sue pharmacies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act if they move forward with becoming certified to dispense abortion pills.” – Politico
Walgreen’s extreme risk aversion
“Walgreens confirmed to POLITICO on Thursday that the company told the 20-plus state attorneys general who pressed them not to become certified distributors of mifepristone that they will not do so in their states — including some states that don’t currently ban abortion or the use of the pills, such as Alaska, Iowa, Kansas and Montana.
“Do I think there’s reason for Walgreens to worry? Sure. The DOJ’s non-enforcement stance is dependent on who is in the White House,” she said. “But the degree of caution is surprising. No suits have yet been filed. And the state officials’ threat is based on a very broad interpretation of a statute that hasn’t been enforced for over 100 years. So this is risk-aversion to the extreme.” – Politico
Take Away: Organize, register and vote to fight the Republican war on women. Vote for Democratic State Attorney General to fight for women’s rights.
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