Your action has led to a big pro-life development!!
You may recall that immediately following the New Year holiday the Biden administration announced that it would begin to allow pharmacies to dispense dangerous chemical abortion pills, potentially turning every pharmacy and grocery store into an abortion business – something that had never been done before.
The new guidance would permanently establish a path for doctors to phone-in abortion pills for patients – a very risky and dangerous practice for women in their first trimester of pregnancy.
Since the guidance was released in January, we have been asking our readers to contact some of the largest grocery and pharmacy chains across the nation to share their concerns and to respectfully ask that they not become an abortion business.
As of today, tens of thousands of grassroots messages have been sent, with more coming in every day.
We are excited to share that Walgreens is the first to announce that they will NOT be selling abortion pills or shipping abortion pills to over 20 states – including some where abortion remains legal. This is a direct result of actions by our national coalition and state attorneys general as well as a massive grassroots effort from readers like you.
Walgreens specifically noted that pro-life activism played a role in their decision.
That means that the actions taken by you, our readers, had an impact in this decision.
Already, Walgreens has come under attack from the Left for this decision. California Governor Newsom has stated his intention to cut off any state ties with Walgreens, despite the fact that Walgreens still intends to distribute abortion pills in over half the country. The Left will stop at nothing to undermine the safety and well-being of mothers and their unborn children.
If you took action, thank you – we appreciate your engagement and participation. The battle is far from over, but we press on encouraged by news like this.
It is worth noting that after Roe, pro-life activism has taken on a new and heightened importance.
It is because of the Dobbs decision, that states are now free to protect life like never before and to push back against the Biden administration and corporate America’s proliferation of abortion. Your pro-life voice has more influence in these matters now than it ever had after Roe was handed down in 1973.
None of the other grocers or pharmacies have taken this step. If you have not already done so, you can still send them a message by clicking HERE.
Continue to encourage local and large retail pharmacies and grocers to stand up against mounting pressure to provide these dangerous chemical abortion pills. And know that your voice is making a difference!
Director, Audience Engagement
This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will not enforce a longstanding policy during the COVID-19 pandemic that requires abortion-inducing drugs to be dispensed during an in-person doctor’s visit. In-person appointments are critical to minimize serious health risks to women both before and after an abortion. But, the Biden Administration chose to appease the powerful abortion lobby instead of protecting women.
This announcement is very likely the pre-cursor to a permanent removal of this important safety regulation and others which will put countless women at risk of health complications, including death.
Chemical abortion is big—and risky—business, especially for Planned Parenthood, where chemical abortion makes up 56% of all abortions performed. This is not by accident. Abortion activists have been quietly building a new business model to target young women through their phones and the internet. When safety regulations are loosened – as the FDA has just done – women suffer. Abortion-inducing drugs are four times more dangerous than surgical abortion, and can cause severe infection, heavy bleeding, loss of fertility and even death.
The change in policy at the FDA is just the latest example of the Biden Administration’s anti-woman agenda, which also includes a push to allow men to take women’s places in athletic competitions and to give them access to private women’s spaces like locker rooms, bathrooms and shelters. Fortunately, the states are pushing back on the Administration’s radical social agenda and are making great strides to protect women.
Family Policy Alliance is part of a national coalition of pro-life, pro-woman organizations that has been working across the nation this year to regulate the chemical abortion industry state by state. We realized last year that the federal FDA safety regulations for chemical abortion drugs were at great risk of repeal if a pro-abortion president were elected. It’s clear that each state must pass protocols to regulate the dispensing and reporting of abortion-inducing pills if women are to be protected long-term.
Already, six states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas) have acted on our coalition’s model legislation to codify the FDA’s longstanding safety regulations, prevent mail-order abortions, and mandate reporting of chemical abortions. Half of them – Arkansas, Indiana, and Montana – are awaiting their governor’s signature, and several more states are expected to introduce the legislation soon.
As the Biden Administration runs full steam ahead with an anti-woman and anti-life agenda, FPA and our allies will continue to advocate for the rights and safety of women and children in every state. Your support – both prayerfully and financially – enables us to keep fighting for the family. For that, we are most grateful.
Director, External Relations