Attorney General Bonta Issues Statement on Walgreens' Decision to Restrict Medication Abortion Access

Friday, March 3, 2023
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OAKLAND - California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement in response to a decision that Walgreens won’t distribute medication abortion in states where anti-abortion attorneys general object, including in places where medication abortion remains legal:

“Medication abortion is safe, effective, and serves as a lifeline for people in need of critical care, especially those from vulnerable and underserved communities,” said Attorney General Bonta. “I am disappointed that Walgreens has decided to give in to political pressure from anti-abortion states, and cut off access to these necessary and lifesaving medications. Its decision has now made it harder for countless people, including those from communities of color and those living in rural areas, to get the care they need. Many will be forced to turn to desperate and unsafe measures that endanger their health and safety. This is unacceptable. Let me make this clear: In California, we will not falter in the fight for reproductive freedom. The more anti-abortion states move to sow confusion and fear, the harder we will fight to protect and expand access to reproductive care - in our state and across the nation.”

More information on Attorney General Bonta's actions in support of reproductive rights can be found here.

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