For Immediate Release: February 2, 2023
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “As the abortion industry shifts their predatory tactics, so pro-life defenders must adapt their defenses,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Twenty state Attorneys General have signed a letter penned by Missouri AG Andrew Bailey, warning pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens that mail-order abortion drugs are, in fact, illegal in their states.
The FDA has now approved two drugs (mifepristone and misoprostol) to be used together to “end an intrauterine pregnancy through 10 weeks gestation,” certifying them for distribution in-person or by mail. This follows a questionable memo from the Department of Justice late last year to the U.S. Postal Service advising that these drugs were lawful under federal and state law, no matter where they are delivered.
“The DOJ isn’t telling the truth and they know it,” Martin continued. “The Biden administration has made their intentions very clear: to bypass any and all states which would enact pro-life laws in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision. This collusion between the executive branch of government and abortion mills like Planned Parenthood is deceptive and vile to its core.
“State leaders and federal legislators who are pro-woman and pro-baby must meet this tactical shift with foresight and incredible force. Attorney General Bailey and his 19 colleagues appear to be up to that task and they are going to need all the support we can give them! Their letter is absolutely correct. Mail-order or not, elective abortions are illegal in Missouri and any state which has made such law. The heads of CVS and Walgreens would be wise to heed the warning of chief legal officers, and re-examine their business goals.”