Walgreens Won’t Sell Abortion Pills
Walgreens Won’t Sell Abortion Pills
Walgreens has decided that the pharmacies won’t sell abortion pills in 20 states. That’s a good thing unless you are a Democrat who loves abortion!
Walgreens caves, and won’t sell abortion pills in states where it is legal.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 4, 2023
So much for putting a priority on the health of their customers.
Republicans across the country are doing everything possible to take away the right to reproductive freedom.
They must be stopped.
Adam Schiff just had to go there didn’t he? The health of all the customers EXCEPT the baby in the womb is Adam’s priority. Got it. Furthermore, they believe reproductive freedom doesn’t mean killing a baby, but that’s how the Democrats roll.
So, what’s all the fuss about? This:
Walgreens on Friday said it will not distribute abortion medication in 20 states, bowing to pressure from anti-abortion lawmakers and lawsuits targeting the legality of medication abortion.
The company said it will not dispense mifepristone, the first of two drugs in the medication abortion process, in 20 states following a February 1 letter from GOP attorneys general in those states.
A number of things come to mind with this. First, prescription drugs can and are abused by many. Secondly, there is valid concern that an abortion pill being prescribed via tele-medicine, which means the doctor only laid eyes on the patient through a video screen.
Third, the potential side effects.
Two medications — mifepristone (Mifeprex) and misoprostol (Cytotec) — are taken together to end a pregnancy during the first 10 to 11 weeks.
Cramping and bleeding are common side effects that usually start within 2 to 24 hours of taking misoprostol.
Heavy bleeding, stomach pain, and fever can be signs of something more serious that requires medical attention.
Fourth, the very specific time frame in which an abortion pill would be administered. 10-11 weeks. What would the medical issues be if A. a patient lied, B. the patient and therefore the doctor doesn’t know when the date of conception was, and C. other medical issues that can cause problems.
As noted above and have discussed before, prescribing via telemedicine is problematic and dangerous. Yes, that’s been allowed since 2021 because Covid I’ve no doubt.
In late 2021, the agency eliminated an in-person requirement for getting the pill, saying a new scientific review showed no increase in safety complications if the drug is taken at home. That change also permitted the pill to be prescribed via telehealth and shipped by mail-order pharmacies.
However, if the mother isn’t forthcoming and the doctor is rushed, what if the drug is prescribed PAST the 11 week window? No one seems to be concerned about that.
Abortion kills babies. This pill kills a baby. But we are supposed to worry about the mental health of someone who would have to carry a child to term. Ummm, EXCUSE ME, but that mother along with the father or sperm donor were the ones who made the decision to have unprotected sex!
But of course, Democrats are big mad about all of this.
The decision prompted immediate condemnation from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who met with Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer about it Friday, and a demonstration outside the pharmacy’s West Loop offices accusing them of surrendering “to the demands of the right wing-Christian fascist attorneys general.”
After the meeting with Brewer, Pritzker’s office said the governor “expressed his deep concern about their position and urged them to rethink their stance.” The governor also pledged to help Walgreens become certified to provide abortion medication in Illinois, and in states that have not already outlawed abortion medication.
Quite honestly, that doesn’t surprise me about Pritzker. His entire family is heavily and I mean HEAVILY invested in the gender transition racket. So his wanting the abortion pills dispensed willy nilly is par for the course as he and his family are all in on having people mutilate themselves to become something artificial.
You know, now that I think of it, I wonder which pharmacy chains the Pritzkers have stock in? Abortion pills are a money maker, and if they aren’t being sold in 20 states, that has a negative impact on the profit margin.
The legal challenges across multiple states is partly the reason why Walgreens won’t sell abortion pills.
Abortion is also legal in Montana, and the state’s requirement for a patient to have an in-person visit with a physician before being prescribed mifepristone is being challenged.
But Walgreens will refrain from dispensing the drug in those states, citing the complex legal situation.
You know what? Why I am absolutely against abortion, what I’m ALSO against is an abortion pill being prescribed without the doctor seeing the mother IN PERSON. In my opinion, it’s the height of medical malpractice to prescribe anything or decide to do surgery without having seen the patient in person beforehand.
That said, as I noted above, Democrats are pretty hot under the collar about this.
I hope you’ll take your business elsewhere, friends #AbortionIsHealthcare https://t.co/JbzEpdhMyM— Wendy Davis (@wendydavis) March 3, 2023
I just called and canceled my @Walgreens account. Told the lovely rep it was because the company is refusing to fill prescriptions for a legal drug used in women’s healthcare. If I had Rx’s there I would transfer them too. Join me. Let’s get their attention. #BoycottWalgreens pic.twitter.com/ztSbUAut04— Kim Leonard (@kimleonard) March 3, 2023
The White House had a few thoughts as well.
The White House condemned GOP officials' targeting of pharmacies that led to Walgreens' announcement that it will stop the sale of abortion pills on Friday. pic.twitter.com/BM8E1ydl2v— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 3, 2023
Abortion isn’t and never has been healthcare. Healthcare means keeping people, children, and babies alive. Abortion kills. Walgreens stopping the sale of abortion pills across 20 states is a good thing for babies.
Feature Photo Credit: Walgreens photo via Flickr, cropped and modified
“Abortion isn’t and never has been healthcare.”
Truth stopped mattering with the dearth of consequences.
Now words are everything.
Enough people call something “green” it is green (even if it’s billions of masks “thermally recycled”…aka burned up into the atmosphere).
Enough people call something “healthcare” it is healthcare (even if it is the opposite).
Enough people call something “safe and effective” it is safe and effective (in spite ofl evidence to the contrary).
Enough people call something “racism” and/or “sexism” it is…even if it’s some rich second gen American woke-scold.
The future looks a lot like the past, when Org would babble some made up incantation from his cave, slathered in the skat of feral hogs…and folks would marvel at his powers.
I suspect the lawsuits will eventually drive OTC-ish abortificants into the trash pile of history (longterm).
As you touched on in this piece, pharmacies are afraid of litigation, and the dial-a-doc method for child murder is going to have a deleterious impact on some women, for certain. Then they will sue. They’ll sue the pharmaceutical industry and they will sue the pharmacies too.
Personally, I don’t think any medication should be prescribed via tele-med unless it’s a refill. I can’t imagine how much extra insurance the docs have to carry to do tele-med. It’s so many accidents just waiting to happen.