In Case You Missed It, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called on Walgreens to recognize state laws and proceed with plans to dispense the abortion pill, Mifepristone, after it announced it would not do so in some states where abortion remains legal.
Senator Cortez Masto has been a fierce advocate for women’s reproductive rights—spearheading legislation to ensure legal protections for women seeking reproductive care across state lines and to make certain that women in the U.S. have access to affordable over-the-counter birth control, and fighting to protect the data privacy of women in search of reproductive health care.
“Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is calling on Walgreens to proceed with plans to distribute abortion medication after the company decided to withhold the medication in 20 states.
“Walgreens decided not to distribute the first of two drugs in the medication abortion process in 20 states after pressure from anti-abortion lawmakers and lawsuits targeting the legality of the pills. …
“It’s become a flashpoint in the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is calling on Walgreens to recognize state laws and proceed with plans to dispense the abortion pill, Mifepristone.
After initially indicating it would begin the certification process to dispense the abortion pill, Walgreens announced it would not do so in some states where abortion remains legal.
In response, Cortez Masto is calling on the pharmacy to recognize applicable state laws and commit to ensuring Nevadans will be able to access medication abortion through its retail pharmacy locations.
“Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto calling on Walgreens to proceed with plans to dispense the abortion pill.
“She says ‘the decision should be made in accordance with each state’s law, and not by the will of elected officials and anti-abortion groups.’”