Massachusetts: Press Statement Governor Healey Applauds CVS and Walgreens for Expanding Access to Mifepristone

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Boston ~ Boston - In a recent statement, Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey expressed her support for CVS and Walgreens' decision to begin dispensing the abortion medication mifepristone in multiple states, including Massachusetts. The governor commended the two companies for taking this important step towards expanding access to safe and effective reproductive care.

Governor Healey, along with 21 other governors who make up the Reproductive Freedom Alliance, filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in January in the case of Food and Drug Administration, et al., v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. This action demonstrates their commitment to protecting access to reproductive care.

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Last year, when faced with a Fifth Circuit decision that threatened access to mifepristone, Governor Healey took swift action to protect it in Massachusetts. She requested that the University of Massachusetts and healthcare providers stockpile doses of mifepristone and issued an Executive Order confirming protections for medication abortion under existing state law.

Governor Healey's statement highlights her dedication to ensuring that individuals have access to comprehensive reproductive care, including medication abortion. With CVS and Walgreens now offering mifepristone in multiple states, more people will have access to this vital form of healthcare.

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