In the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and various states enacting pro-life legislation, the Biden administration has pushed hard to increase the number of abortions being committed throughout the country. As part of that effort, the FDA in January changed its rules to allow chemical abortion pills such as Mifepristone to be sold in major brick-and-mortar pharmacies.
So far, CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid – three of the top five largest pharmacy chains in the United States – have taken steps to provide abortion-inducing drugs in their stores. The development has created a dilemma for pro-life Americans who currently have an active prescription with one of these three pharmacies and now wish to move it elsewhere.
Here is a list of major pharmacy chains that, as of April 1, 2023, do not offer Mifepristone or other abortion-inducing drugs.
Locations: 4,635 (in the United States)
Areas served: nationwide, all 50 states and DC
Areas served: southeastern United States, 8 states (AL, GA, FL, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA)
Areas served: southern and Midwestern United States, 16 states (AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)
Ahold Delhaize supermarkets (including Food Lion, Stop & Shop and Giant)
Areas served: Food Lion – southeastern United States (DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, PA, TN, VA, WA), Stop & Shop – northeastern United States (CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI), Giant – mid-Atlantic United States (DE, DC, MD, VA)
Areas served: nationwide, 46 states (all except for ME, RI, WV, WY) and DC
Southeastern Grocers (Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Mas and Harveys)
Areas served: Winn-Dixie – southeastern United States (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS), Fresco y Mas – Florida, Harveys – Florida and Georgia
Areas served: Texas
Areas served: western and southwestern United States, 14 states (AZ, AR, CA, CO, ID, LA, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY)
Areas served: midwerstern United States, 8 states (IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI)
Areas served: midwerstern United States, 6 states (IN, IL, KY, MI, OH, WI)
Areas served: northeastern United States, 8 states (DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA) and DC
How to Transfer Your Prescription
If you currently have a prescription in CVS, Walgreens, or Rite-Aid, and you would like to change it to one of the pharmacies listed above, do not fear! The process is simple and straightforward, and most of the work is done on the pharmacy’s side.
The website GoodRx Health outlines three steps to make the change.
1. Call or go to the pharmacy to which you wish to move your prescription.
2. Provide your personal information (full name, date of birth, contact information, prescription, and medical information) to the new pharmacy.
3. Wait for the transfer to be completed (allow up to 3 days).
Additionally, you should provide your doctor’s office with the new pharmacy information as soon as possible.
LifeNews Note: Anthony Iafrate writes for CatholicVote, where this column originally appeared.
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