TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Following Walgreens’ announcement that it would not dispense abortifacient drugs in Kansas, Attorney General Kris Kobach has asked CVS to do the same.
Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach said Tuesday, Feb. 21, that he urged CVS to follow in Walgreens’ footsteps and not dispense mifepristone in the state of Kansas or ship the medical abortion pill to addresses within the sunflower state.
AG Kobach indicated that CVS and Walgreens are among the few pharmacy retailers that recently announced they would provide abortifacients through mail-order pharmacies.
“As the head of law enforcement in Kansas, I am writing to warn you that this plan is illegal and Kansas will not hesitate to enforce the law,” Kobach wrote in a letter to CVS Health chief counsel Tom Moriarity.
Kobach noted that state law requires physicians to be present when the pill in question is administered, and federal law makes it illegal to knowingly ship any abortion medication. The move follows the White House’s bid to rewrite the law to allow mail-order abortion drugs.
“I recognize that an administration of ends justifies the means in the White House and the US Justice Department has gone to great lengths to obscure the matter, but the law is simple,” Kobach’s letter to CVS reads.
Walgreens announced on Monday that it had no plans to distribute mifepristone in Kansas.
“I would really appreciate it if you let me know if CVS will do the same,” Kobach wrote in the letter.
To read a full copy of the letter, click HERE.