Tell U.S. pharmacies: Provide abortion care to your customers!
Those of us who care about our private decision making and bodily autonomy are shaking our heads in rage and disbelief.
Walgreens has said that its pharmacies will not dispense or mail abortion prescriptions in states where Republican attorneys general have threatened lawsuits--outrageously, including states where abortion is legal such as Kansas.
Why is this important?
We must remember that the majority of voters support safe and legal abortion access. Voters in states such as Kansas, Kentucky and Montana overwhelmingly supported abortion rights in ballot measures last year.
We cannot let misogynistic Republicans in the pockets of anti-abortion extremists overturn the will of the people!
It's bad enough that the conservatively-stacked Supreme Court stripped us of our constitutional right to abortion. Now, Republicans are going after a safe, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication for early pregnancy abortion that's used in more than half of all abortions in the United States.
Abortion pills such as mifepristone have been FDA-approved and safely used by customers for over 20 years.
Last month, the Biden administration approved retail pharmacies such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS to dispense the pills as part of a larger plan to protect abortion access and reduce maternal mortality.
Threats from Republican attorneys general to keep these pharmacies from dispensing the pills have chilling effects on multiple fronts. Not only are they putting customers' lives at risk, but they are also controlling private businesses, customers' lives, and our democracy.
Tell U.S. pharmacies to not give in to GOP bullying and fascism and to protect their customers' right to abortion care!