Walgreens is facing a public relations crisis after announcing it would not dispense abortion medication in several states where abortion remains legal. Walgreens' decision came in response to threatening letters from Republican Attorneys General and anti-abortion activists. The decisionhas
I’ve moved all my prescriptions from Walgreens. I’ll keep moving them as cowards and fascists make themselves known.
I forwarded your reporting, Judd, to my 4 female relatives in Kansas to get them fired up!! I also talked with them by phone yesterday to explain the significance of Kobach's sly and sinister hijacking of KS women's bodily autonomy. They all were active in the August voting protecting women's bodily rights. Obviously, the job is never done when fighting snakes.
Thank you for reporting on this topic. American women are horrified at the thought of government committees and corporate boards of directors dictating our reproductive health options.
These attempts at sexual oppression are a prescient warning for all of us.
I have become quite active and vocal in my retirement. I sent two emails and tried several times to call Walgreen's corporate office (busy signal). Told them they had made it clear they put the dollar above women's rights and to get ready for a backlash they may not have seen coming.
Thanks for all your research. Between you and Jessica Craven I am informed and make my voice heard!
Walgreens’ CEO needs to be arrested for disobeying federal laws and harming the health of women
Unless the FDA revokes approval for mifepristone, distribution of the medication is legal in all fifty states, no matter what right wing losers like Kris Kobach or some Trump Stooge in Amarillo say. Sadly Walgreens does not seem to have the corporate backbone to make that statement.
Thank you for this info. Was thinking of moving to Walgreens from CVS but certainly not now. I vow to NEVER even walk in one from this point on. Kobach, Pence and all the Republican Attorneys General can go pound sand. This will not win votes from the majority. Proud of you man!
There should be no more "do overs" for companies that are overtly and publicly abusive to any "law abiding/tax paying citizen or visitor to the US.
It is past time to hold these companies responsible for their actions and in-actiions in regards to the freedom of choices, health and welfare of their customers and fellow citizens...this is fully inline with corporations being regarding as voting citizens?
It is time to establish a single list of companies and their behaviors so that every citizen has easy access to this data. Then they can decide what companies to purchase from and which to not purchase from.
As 60% of the voting public has their heads screwed on correctly in regards to the true successful future of the country and what it path should be, they should have the option of supporting that future with their pocket books...true capitalism.
When abusive companies start losing 30% of sales as a result of their deceptive and irresponsible behavior they will "change" their knee jerk reactions to perceived political whims, or those of some of their loathsome CEO's. These guys get paid enough $'s such that they should be able to control their companies.
This internet/list site could be run by the government with an oversight board made up of citizens recognized as being responsible and intelligent and held fully accountable for their actions and decisions. There would be major consequences for errors on their part such that if they didn't have definitive proof of their responsibilities of posting information they would abstain until they did. Not rocket science guys. Snoops does quite well in regards to fact checking.
The leading monopolized corporations make enough profit so as to be able to provide their own committees of behavior oversight such that we as consumers shouldn't have to subsidize their abuses or their lack of culturally responsible guidance. But if they don't want to... we will do so and they will in the short run there after suffer the financial losses.
“Americans don’t want their pharmacies to become abortion facilities.”
Correction: The American Taliban doesn't want pharmacies to dispense legal medication to women.
Walgreens has shown who/what it stands for. The problem is that CVS, the other major pharmaceutical chain in the country, is only marginally better (if it's even better at all). I am obligated by my health insurance to use CVS, so if they follow Walgreens' path, I have no choice but to support them. #*$^&(@&*#!!
RANT: The most misused comment used by politicians is “Americans want or Americans don't want ....(fill in the blank)" to justify their own desires and policies. It is so frustrating they define us as one homogenous group when they know darned well the 'Americans' they are talking about are some small subsection who poll to support their agenda and the rest of us are opposed to. Does anyone really feel they care what the majority of us support? We are watching real time as they use local and State government to get a foot in the door for their unpopular radical policies all the while saying federal government shouldn't be controlling us. They have no problem letting the State do the controlling and regulating. If the idea is so darned popular then put it to a vote at the next State election. Let the people decide what they want using the democratic voting system we are so proud of. I see the need for a state legislatures to run the daily business but when big issues come up they need to let the people decide. They need to walk the talk of 'Americans want..."!
One would think the federal law protecting the distribution of mifepristone would supersede any state legislation banning it. This drug is not exclusively an abortion medication, and banning it or refusing to dispense it is harming people who need it.
You can be pissed off at Walgreens, but you might want to save your outrage for the knuckleheads who pass laws like this. Walgreens is just one chain among many, and you can't boycott all of them.
The insanity being displayed by the Republican party in its going to extraordinary lengths to deny women the right to make medical decisions for themselves, our right to terminate a pregnancy as the outcome of our right to bodily autonomy, is beyond comprehension. It's a backlash against decades of feminists fighting for equality and respect for women. These people want to return us to 1972.
Keep up the great work and the pressure!!! 👊🏻
In my small town, the much-loved local pharmacy closed its doors in December. They explained that they were losing too much money because the drug company middlemen were charging so much. (Our state legislature working on this but not it time!) We are left with two Walgreens and 1 RiteAid. The Walgreens are awful. Ghastly customer service, high prices for drugs. I'd already planned to move to RiteAid.
We shouldn't forget Judd's exposure of Walgreens' hypocrisy in declaring support for LGBTQ rights while funneling money to the FL politicians who passed the "don't say gay" law. This is another clear example of paying lip service to people's rights in an attempt to keep market share, while staying in the good graces of pro-corporate politicians. It seems that Walgreens has no policy except to maximize profits. When CVS was busy busting its union, I thought Walgreens was a bit better. Not any more.
Walgreens has a history of mistreating employees as well. They don't provide enough staff for the pharmacy. The employees often work without breaks and lunch. Overworked pharmacists and techs are more likely to make mistakes. Profit over people.