Wal-Mart Creeping and Oozing
If you think Wal-Mart is already ubiquitous, the fun hasn’t even started yet. Wal-Mart is planning to open more than 1,500 new stores in the United States during the next few years. There are now about 3,200 Wal-Marts in the U.S., so that’s almost a 50% increase.
We just can’t seem to get enough of this place.
There’s a culture clash that’s going to get more and more intense as Wal-Mart expands. Wal-Mart refuses to sell Emergency Contraception, aka the morning-after pill.
As a NARAL spokesperson said, “Wal-Mart's CEO should not decide what medicines women may or may not take...When a doctor prescribes emergency contraception for a woman, Wal-Mart does not have the right to overrule that decision.”
Since Wal-Mart has put so many smaller stores out of business, they’re often the only game in town. Urban customers can just take their business elsewhere; rural residents often don’t have that option.
One possible bright spot: Wal-Mart has told the media that they are giving this policy “a lot of thought.”
OK, that gives us a window. Please click here to sign this petition. Ask Wal-Mart to do the right thing and start offering emergency contraception. This is a medical emergency faced by thousands of women. The life you save could be your wife, your sister, your mother.