RETAILERS in US restrict purchases of contraceptives after Supreme Court abortion ruling.
Walmart, CVS, and Amazon have seen large surges in demand for birth control pills like Plan B, causing retailers to either run out or limit customer purchases.
Purchases of the contraceptive were limited to three per customer at CVS and Rite Aid after the ruling, while Walmart limited customer orders to 10, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A Walmart spokeswoman said the company typically limits purchases of items, which are subject to change as demand fluctuates.
However, a CVS spokesman told the BBC earlier this week the temporary cap on purchases was lifted as sales returned to normal.
Just hours after the Supreme Court decision, social media users took to their platforms and persuaded others to buy the pills right away, fearing they wouldn’t be around much longer.
According to WSJ, Planned Parenthood does not recommend stocking because it has a limited shelf life and would be more difficult for women with immediate needs.
The Sun reached out to Walmart, CVS, and Amazon for comment.
What is Plan B?
Plan B is an emergency contraceptive pill that users must take within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy before it occurs.
In most states, the birth control pill, commonly referred to as the “morning after pill,” is usually sold without a prescription.
What is Roe v Wade?
Roe v Wade is the 1973 ruling that made access to safe and legal abortion a constitutional right.
The case was heard to decide whether the Texas ban on abortion, which was then banned except when a woman’s life was in danger, was constitutional.
The Supreme Court voted 7-2 in favor of abortion rights.
Although Roe v Wade was repealed, states are free to decide how to handle access to abortion.
As of today, abortion is illegal in the following 12 states:
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/5677237/limiting-purchases-emergency-contraceptives/ The list of retailers, including Walmart and Amazon, restricting purchases of emergency contraception