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Do you have more integrity than Walgreens?
20 March 2023
Note: see update at the bottom of the post.
How willing are you to stand up for principles you believe in?
Walgreens has trouble with this concept when it sacrifices the health care of women and girls in response to threats from Attorneys General in red states (i.e. those with Republican Party political leadership).
Perhaps Walgreens’ management needs a refresher course in integrity:
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.
Walgreens claims they are “Champions for patient health”:
More than a pharmacy, Walgreens is a trusted, familiar community health resource. Our national reach enables us to deliver support at scale, while our local expertise and strong community relationships make us the right partner for closing gaps in care, addressing health inequity and effectively delivering personalized healthcare today.
Yet they have cowered before threats to damage the healthcare of women and girls that are supported by most Americans in most states.
Integrity often demands sacrifice. Standing up to these Attorneys Generals may hurt Walgreens’ profits, at least in the short term. But it is the right thing to do and ultimately, most people value and support integrity.
How about you? Are you willing to speak up and act to protect abortion rights and healthcare for women and girls?
Note: See Michael Moore’s post to Boycott Walgreens by clicking here.
Update: Walgreen’s CEO has this comment:
We want to be very clear about what our position has always been: Walgreens plans to dispense Mifepristone in any jurisdiction where it is legally permissible to do so. Once we are certified by the FDA, we will dispense this medication consistent with federal and state laws. Providing legally approved medications to patients is what pharmacies do, and is rooted in our commitment to the communities in which we operate.”
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