“And likely, when the dust settles, we’ll be the fourth largest economy in the world. So, we have, we believe, moral authority, but we also have formal authority and will exercise it in partnership with the Legislature, and in the absence of that, through executive action,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to blocking the funding.
Even in states without abortion restrictions, the judgment shows how access to abortion varies from state to state in post-Roe America.
As part of a campaign to maintain and increase access to abortion, the Biden administration took action in January to permit retail pharmacies to distribute the pills.
While some independent and internet pharmacies claim they will apply for accreditation to sell the medications in these areas, campaigners caution that Walgreens’ move may severely restrict access.