‘The New Battleground’: Hochul Pushing NY Pharmacies To Dispense Abortion Pills

  • Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., threatened the Walgreens Corporation during a CNN interview on Friday, claiming that if the drugstore chain pulled the abortion drug mifepristone from pharmacy shelves in New York there would be “consequences.”
  • Hochul’s words came about a week after the company announced it would not be providing the abortifacient through its pharmacies in over 20 states.
  • The drugstore chain’s decision occurred after 20 Republican state attorneys general sent the company a letter warning that using the mail to distribute abortion pills throughout the U.S. may be a violation of law. Missouri AG Andrew Bailey, who has led the effort, insisted that he and his GOP colleagues will “use every tool at our disposal to uphold the law.”
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