Walmart informed employees last Friday that it will now cover abortion for employees "when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability." Like many other companies have announced this year, Walmart will also provide what it calls "travel support" for workers who cannot get an abortion within 100 miles of their workplace.
Jerry Cox, president of the Arkansas-based Family Council, thinks this is bad.
"This is not Sam Walton's Walmart – and what they are doing is not a health plan; it's really a death plan," he tells AFN. "It's a plan that was conceived by the executives at Walmart, and it is being paid for with money that Walmart makes off of Christian shoppers all over the country."
Cox adds that most people don't know that Walmart has been "taken over by leftists who are totally out of touch with Walmart shoppers" in middle America. He cites several examples to illustrate that fact.
"They opposed our religious freedom law in 2015 here in Arkansas, [and] they opposed the Arkansas healthcare workers' rights of conscience bill in 2021," he describes, continuing: "They supported a liberal hate crimes law in 2021 that created protected classes of people.
"The Walton Family Foundation has opposed Arkansas's Safe Act, which protects children from gender reassignment procedures; and then this year the Walton Family Foundation budgeted a million dollars for pro-LGBT groups right here in the state of Arkansas."
The pro-family activist admits none of this is "surprising" to him. "But it's extremely unfortunate," he concludes.