US pharmacies CVS and Rite Aid, limit purchases of 'morning-after' pills
Several methods of birth control are provided to patients at Central District Health Family & Clinic Services: Plan B One-Step, an emergency contraceptive commonly referred to as the âmorning after pill,❠is one of those methods. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – US pharmacies CVS and Rite Aid are limiting the amount of Plan B pills that a customer can buy to “ensure equitable access."

According to a report from NBC News, the companies issued statements indicating that demand for the emergency contraceptives have increased.

"We have ample supply of Plan B and Aftera across all of our CVS Pharmacy stores and CVS.com. To ensure equitable access and consistent supply on store shelves, we’ve implemented a temporary purchase limit of three on these products," a statement from Ethan Slavin with CVS Health said.

Meanwhile, Terri Hickey, the director of public relations for Rite Aid said "Due to increased demand, at this time we are limiting purchases of Plan B contraceptive pills to three per customer."

According to numerous international news sources, the increased demand comes in light of the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v Wade. On June 24, the highest court in the United States overturned the law that protected women's rights banning abortion after 15 weeks.

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