Planned Parenthood Targets Target After Wal-Mart Morning After Pill Win

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 10, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 10
, 2007

Washington, DC ( — After pressuring Wal-Mart to revise its policy on the sale and distribution of the morning after pill to make it easier to obtain, Planned Parenthood is setting its sights on Target, another large retailer. The abortion business is asking its supporters to contact Target pharmacies to make sure they stock the Plan B drug.

Last week, Wal-Mart adopted a new policy ensuring that customers "will now receive their prescriptions or OTC products in store without discrimination (no harassment or lectures)."

Wal-mart pledged to stock the morning after pill in every store where at least one person requests the drug and to assist customers in obtaining the drug if it is not available at a particular location.

The move came after tremendous pressure from Planned Parenthood.

Celebrating the victory, the abortion business told its members and supporters to lobby Target stores.

"Fresh from our Wal-Mart victory, we’re zeroing in on the biggest holdout," Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told her supporters in an email obtained. "It’s time to target Target."

The first step in the pro-abortion group’s plan is to have its members collect data on which Target stores stock the morning after pill and which stores have pharmacists who have moral or religious objections to selling it.

"Visit Target stores in your community to check on the availability of emergency contraception," Planned Parenthood instructs its members.

Richards says the abortion business will be relentless in forcing Target to promote the morning after pill as much as possible.

"Our work won’t be done until Target and other pharmacy chains adopt policies that [promote the drug]," Richards said.