Michael Moore calls for Walgreens to ban post-abortion pills
“All our silence since last Thursday is another day you and I enable this bigotry and misogyny,” Moore wrote.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is joining a nationwide boycott of the Walgreens pharmacy chain after it refused to sell abortion pills in 21 states.
Moore announced his support for access to FDA-approved mifepristone pills, while Walgreens insisted Republican state attorneys general threatened legal action if the drugstore chain made the pill available in the state, even by mail, under the 1873 Comstack Act. delivery of “obscene items” in the postal service.
Moore wrote on his website that Walgreens “bowed to the threats of the extreme anti-abortion/forced-birth movement” amid the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“Walgreens’ decision to reinforce women’s status as second-class citizens should be firmly embraced by all of us,” Moore said. “Each day of our silence since last Thursday is another day that you and I enable this bigotry and misogyny.”
Moore continued, “Please join me and others in a NATIONAL BOYCOTT of WALGREENS. They must withdraw their decision immediately.”
The ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ director criticized the labeling of bodily autonomy as ‘obscene’, adding: ‘Yes, preventing pregnancy was considered ‘obscene’! Because anything that gives women just a little (sic) control over their lives was obviously obscene,” Moore added. “It was illegal for them to own property, have their own bank accounts, take out loans – and god forbid they could decide whether they wanted to be pregnant or not! Obscene!!”
Moore compared the court’s action against Roe v. Wade to “our Taliban, our Church of England, our Spanish Inquisition,” and called the Supreme Court’s decision “a legal whipping of women” under the “authoritarian religion” of Christianity in the United States.
“Now we’re forced to fight our way out of this religious rule where the majority gender in a democracy has to shut the eff up and make a baby out of a fertilized egg — or else,” Moore said. – Notify Walgreens that you have stopped shopping. Let other drugstore chains know you will do the same to them if they follow Walgreens’ lead. Choose your local Walgreens. Tell the White House to stand strong and let your members of Congress know that this is one of the most important issues in deciding your vote next year.”
Moore continued: “Boycott it. March. Stake. He is civilly disobedient. Write postcards. Phone. Donate. BE IMPOSSIBLE!”
Roe v. Wade was overturned on June 24, 2022. Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Jenny Slate, Shonda Rhimes, Jane Fonda, Bette Midler, Michael Imperioli, Elizabeth Banks, Viola Davis and other industry leaders shared their dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision.
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