CVS, Walgreens To Begin Selling Abortion Pills

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., March 16, 2022. Vermont's Republican governor Phil Scott signed abortion and gender affirming shield bills into law Wednesday, May 10, 2023, that include protecting access to a medication widely used in abortions even if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration withdraws its approval of the pill, mifepristone. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

CVS and Walgreens, the United States’ two largest pharmacy chains, will start selling the abortion pill mifepristone at stores in several states this month, The New York Times reported Friday, citing interviews with officials at both companies.

The two pharmacy chains will not be providing the medicine by mail, the newspaper reported. It will begin dispensing the pill within the next week in a small number of pharmacies in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and Illinois, the newspaper reported.

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