Break the Chain Takin' it to the "Wal"

Exclusive (5/15/2001) Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is well known for taking the moral high ground on many issues such as violent video games, gansta rap albums, and now, the controversial "morning after" pill.

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Wal-Mart's Moral Stand

For those of you that have not heard, Planned Parenthood is planning a boycott of Wal-Mart because Wal-Mart refuses to sell the drug Preven. Preven is being called the "day after contraceptive" It is NOT a contraceptive. This pill is taken after conception has already taken place. This is a chemical abortion device which acts by preventing the newly conceived baby from implantation in its mother's womb. Because of this, Wal-Mart refuses to sell it. Planned Parenthood is launching a campaign asking all women, and men as well, to boycott Wal-Mart and to write them, letting them know that it is because they refuse to sell this abortifacient device.

Wal-Mart officials gave an e-mail address for us to write. Please let them know you appreciate this courageous stand. We really need to support businesses that take the moral high road on the vital issue of the right to life. The address is:

letters@wal-mart.com
In the Subject line write: Preven.

Please forward this to others and let's let Wal-Mart know the majority still supports the right to life.

SAMPLE LETTER:

Just want to let you know that I am proud of the stand Wal-Mart is taking in refusing to sell the drug Preven. I will continue to do my shopping at Wal-mart and will encourage my friends to do so as well to show our support of your couragous stand in support of LIFE!!

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Basically, this one is true, but it's old news. Wal-Mart revised its policy on Preven in September, 1999, gaining the approval of Planned Parenthood. Wal-Mart still does not carry the drug, but they are obligated to point customers to pharmacies that will fill the order. Plus, they will still dispense contraceptive pills that, taken in high doses, have similar effects to Preven. Read this statement from Planned Parenthood for more information. Break this Chain.

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