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Generally speaking, a company would not want to contribute to a politician whose actions could hurt its sales. But one of the biggest drugmakers may have set iself up for that kind of dichotomy.

Since 2018, Pfizer contributed to three groups that, in turn, played a notable role in overturning Roe v. Wade through their support of elected officials. And a future item on the politically conservative agenda may be contraceptives sold by the company, a scenario that could suggest they acted against its own financial interest.


Specifically, the company donated to the Republican State Leadership Committee, the Republican Attorneys General Association, and the Republican Governors Association. These are political groups that helped conservatives gain control of legislatures and the highest offices in states where anti-abortion bills were passed and signed, or lawsuits were filed to ban or greatly restrict abortion.

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