Washington State Spends Nearly $1.3M To Stockpile Three-Year Supply Of Abortion Pills

  • Washington state has stocked up on a key abortion drug in case the drug becomes much more difficult to access, pending the outcome of a federal lawsuit brought by anti-abortion groups.
  • “I have directed our state Department of Corrections to purchase a three-year supply of mifepristone; it’s about 30,000 doses,” Gov. Jay Inslee said during a Tuesday morning press conference from the Capitol Campus in Olympia. “The department is able to make this purchase using existing statutory authority. The purchase has been made. The shipment has arrived; it is in our possession and the department is appropriately maintaining that safe supply.”

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