Walgreens won’t peddle the abortion pill, mifepristone, at any of its Alaska stores. The decision comes after the company received a letter signed by Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor and 19 other attorneys general warning selling the pill via the mail violates federal law.

While the FDA and Biden’s Justice Department claim to have eliminated the requirement that abortion pills only be dispensed in-person to women taking them, the 150-year-old Comstock Act clearly says the opposite.

When the FDA updated its website with new guidelines that permit retail pharmacies to carry mifepristone, Walgreens and CVS both said they would seek permission to dispense the abortion drug nationwide.

The letter from 20 Republican attorneys general, however, has had an impact.

The company has now stated that it will not sell the abortion pill in any of the 20 states which signed onto the letter, including Alaska. Walgreens does, however, plan to sell the deadly drug in states that don’t object.

In a Feb. 23 letter to Alaska Attorney General Taylor, Walgreen Executive Vice President Danielle Gray said the company is not yet dispensing mifepristone at any of its locations.

“At this time, we are working through the certification process, which includes the evaluation of our pharmacy network to determine where we will dispense Mifepristone…,” the letter states. “Walgreens does not intend to dispense Mifepristone within your state and does not intend to ship Mifepristone into your state from any of our pharmacies. If this approach changes, we will be sure to notify you.”

Walgreens has 11 Alaska locations in Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, Fairbanks, Soldotna. Several of these stores have been picketed by pro-life advocates over the past month.

Pro-abortion activists see widespread distribution of chemical abortion as a way to circumvent pro-life laws in states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. While abortion remains legal in Alaska through all nine months of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood had hoped that expanded dissemination of chemical abortions could make the practice more widespread throughout the state.

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Alaska Walgreens won’t sell abortion pill due to legal concerns

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Best news I’ve gotten in a long time! Now a March with signs that say no more MURDERS (abortions) in Alaska.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    In other words, they have chosen to obey the law! Good to see that they are coming to the realization that there are laws on the books that can be upheld.

  • Lucinda says:

    Christian Nationalists won this one. For now. The freedom of families to guide their liberty and future has been canceled

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lucinda, I believe on another post, DaveMaxwell asked you to please give him your definition of a Christian Nationalist. I am asking you also to please give your definition of a Christian Nationalist since you seem to be using that label frequently now.

      • Lucinda says:

        Jim Minnery.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lucinda, your “answer” does not fit my thought of what I would read as your answer. Perhaps you can expand on your comment as to why you feel that “Jim Minnery” is the definition of a Christian Nationalist? What does he do, say, or state as his beliefs that fits him into your idea of a Christian Nationalist? I am looking forward to reading your expanded explanation.

  • Concerned and not controlling says:

    This is a dangerous and asinine idea. So while women can still get abortions in our state, we are just stopping them from doing so in a non-invasive way. The pill is only for abortions in the first 10 weeks, and responsible for producing half of the abortions (meaning that they must occur in this time frame to be effective). So now while abortion is still legal, women will be forced to do it through more invasive and less safe procedures. It’s not getting rid of abortions, it’s limiting the safety. Maybe the Republican lawyers should be focusing on encouraging preventative measures (that’s true “Pro-Life” by the way, not just “Pro forced birth”) such as contraceptives, sexual education, support for pregnant women, healthcare for pregnant women and children, maternity/paternity support and additional support for children once they are born. That’s Pro-Life.

  • jon says:

    Walgreen’s can decided not to carry abortion pills, and we can choose not to support Walgreen’s. Abortion pills are safe, if you take them away, far more dangerous methods will be used.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Don’t support Walgreens then jon. Be like the Californian governor! Currently, this is still a free country – your choice.

    • Mido says:

      can you show me the real facts that abortion pills are safe? because I can refer you to more sites proving they are not.

      enlighten us.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Thank you Mido for asking for his information to back up his claim! I’d like to read his supporting documentation also. We are waiting for your supporting documentation jon. Looking forward to reading it!