Fig. 1. Sign at demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, May 3, 2022. Janni Rye, via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
The stakes are high for Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and the other companies with large pharmaceutical arms, including Kroger, Albertsons and Walmart. The Republican attorneys general wield powerful weapons, including the ability to press charges against companies or individual pharmacists who dispense the abortion pills or even pull the company’s pharmaceutical license in the state. . . .
“All of the pharmacies are facing the same problem,” said Andrew Gilman, the chief executive of CommCore Consulting Group, a crisis communications firm. “But Walgreens, as the first one to be publicly identified with going along with the state attorneys general request, will face the biggest hit to its reputation.”
The real problem here is a legal regime that does not recognize personal autonomy as a human right.
Timothy Bella, “Before abortion pills, Walgreens customers said they were denied birth control,” Washington Post, March 7, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/03/07/walgreens-abortion-pills-birth-control-history/
Pam Belluck and Julie Creswell, “Walgreens Faces Blowback for Not Offering Abortion Pill in 21 States,” New York Times, March 7, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/business/walgreens-abortion-pill.html
Fig. 1. Post-collapse scene at the Fern Hollow Bridge, photograph by National Transportation Safety Board, January 29, 2022, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Hallie Lauer, “Pittsburgh and other area cities are looking for ‘critical information’ about local rail infrastructure,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 8, 2023, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2023/03/07/pittsburgh-railroad-safety-norfolk-southern/stories/202303070118
- Pam Belluck and Julie Creswell, “Walgreens Faces Blowback for Not Offering Abortion Pill in 21 States,” New York Times, March 7, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/business/walgreens-abortion-pill.html↩