CVS and Walgreens to begin selling abortion pills in weeks before Supreme Court case

CVS and Walgreens will begin dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in stores this month, only weeks before the Supreme Court is set to hear a case regarding the drug’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

The stores outlined to reporters on Friday their intention to begin dispensing mifepristone under the guidelines established by the FDA, slowly rolling out the controversial pills across states where it is legal for pharmacies to dispense the medication directly to patients.

“Walgreens has completed the FDA certification process to dispense mifepristone and expects to begin dispensing within a week, consistent with federal and state laws,” the company said in a press statement. 

Walgreens spokesman Marty Maloney said that the chain would be providing pills within the next week to a handful
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