Emergency Contraception Being Stockpiled After Controversial Overturning Of Roe V Wade
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People in the US are said to be stocking up on the morning-after pill after the controversial ruling that overturned Roe v Wade.
The decision ended constitutional protections for abortion, which could lead to abortion bans in roughly half of US states.
Now it seems that American pharmacy chain Walgreens has reportedly sold out of contraceptive Plan B pills online on Tuesday, 28 June, according to Buzzfeed.
Due to high demand following the new ruling, a spokesperson from Rite Aid has reportedly said that they are limiting purchases of Plan B to three boxes per customer.
A Walmart company spokesperson also claimed that many of their products have 'online purchase limits in place'.
"During times of fluctuating demand, these limits may change," they added.
According to the New York Times, several women have admitted to stocking up on the emergency contraception over worries about access to reproductive health care, as well as anticipation over further restrictions.
UNILAD has contacted Walgreens, Rite Aid and Walmart for comment.
Matt Ford, editor at The New Republic, has revealed that Justice Clarence Thomas wants the court to consider two more rulings.
Alongside a screenshot of a leaked document, Ford tweeted: "In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas says the court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage."
In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas says the court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage. pic.twitter.com/zcQNko6NVR— Matt Ford (@fordm) June 24, 2022
Thomas wrote that the court should now examine other cases that preside in relation to the proposed proceedings.
"For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," Thomas wrote.
Following the verdict, Michelle Obama released a statement which has since gone viral.
It read: "I am heartbroken today. I am heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies.
"I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land-a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions.
"A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn't want, and then abandoned them once their babies were born.
My thoughts on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/9ALSbapHDY— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 24, 2022
"That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again.
"So yes, I am heartbroken-for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions; for the mother of a nonviable pregnancy who is now forced to bring that pregnancy to term; for the parents watching their child's future evaporate before their very eyes; for the health care workers who can no longer help them without risking jail time."
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