Walgreens announced Friday that it will no longer be selling abortion pills in Kansas after state Attorney General Kris Kobach penned a letter to the company promising legal consequences should it continue.
The large pharmacy was the first to say it would be carrying the chemical abortion drug mifepristone, in stores and by mail, following a new initiative from Biden’s Food and Drug Administration aiming to grant easier access to the pregnancy-ending pill.
As the Federalist noted, Mifepristone is one drug in a two-part process intended to terminate a woman’s pregnancy.
“I have become aware of your company’s recently announced plan to provide abortifacients through its mail-order pharmacy business,” Kobach said in a letter to Walgreens executive Danielle Gray on Feb. 6. “As the chief law enforcement officer in Kansas, I am writing to advise you that this plan is illegal, and Kansas will not hesitate to enforce the law.”
He additionally attacked the Biden regime, referring to it as an “ends-justify-the-means administration.”
Kobach claims Walgreen’s now-defunct initiative would pose a violation of both state and federal law.
Kansas state statute, in particular, mandates that abortive drugs such as mifepristone “be given to the patient by or in the same room and in the physical presence of the physician who prescribed, dispensed or otherwise provided the drug or prescription to the patient.”
The Kansas attorney general also pointed out that Title 18, Section 1461 of the United States Code, states that “every article or thing designed, adapted, or intended for producing abortion” is labeled “nonmailable matter,” and thus cannot be shipped.
Gray, who serves as an executive vice president for Walgreens Boots Alliance, responded to Kobach, writing, “Walgreens does not intend to dispense Mifepristone within your state and does not intend to ship Mifepristone into your state from any of our pharmacies. If this approach changes, we will be sure to notify you.”
Pro-life activist Frank Pavone posted a video to social media reacting to the decision of Walgreens and other pharmacies to carry these abortion pills, claiming that the drugs are designed to starve a baby who already has a beating heart.
Do you know how the abortion pill actually works? pic.twitter.com/W4fU0CPLFq
— Frank Pavone (@frfrankpavone) February 20, 2023
The Federalist reported that some research has found the use of abortion pills such as mifepristone is correlated with a 500 percent increase in abortion-related ER visits.