New York Governor, Attorney General Ask Three Pharmacy Operators' Commitment Over Abortion Drug Access
New York government officials Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James have sent a letter to CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS), Walgreens Boot Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA), and Rite Aid Corp (NYSE: RAD) asking to make abortion medication available in their retail and mail-order pharmacies across New York State.
The letter asked the companies to write within ten business days about their commitment to dispense mifepristone at U.S. drug regulator-certified pharmacy locations and via mail in the state.
Also Read: Florida Republicans Propose Six-Week Abortion Ban, Further Narrowing Abortion Access.
The letter follows Walgreens' statement that it would not dispense abortion pills in the states of 20 Republican attorneys general acting out of an abundance of caution amid a shifting policy landscape.
In a follow-up statement, however, Walgreens said it planned to dispense mifepristone in any jurisdiction where it was legally permissible.
In May 2022, Governor Hochul announced a $35 million investment to support abortion providers in New York.
University of Colorado study estimated that a national abortion ban could increase maternal mortality rates by as much as 24%.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom said California wouldn't be doing business with Walgreens Boots Alliance or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women's lives at risk.
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