Major retailers limit emergency contraceptive sales after Supreme Court decision

Moments after the Supreme Court’s decision became official, the demand for emergency contraception soared.

SEATTLE — Emergency contraceptives are in high demand following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on abortion rights. Major retailers now are limiting how many a person can buy.

KING 5 did find Plan B on shelves at several Seattle-area pharmacies. Planned Parenthood of Washington said it has seen an increase in demand over the last few days.

CVS was the first to limit purchases, but said supplies are back up and that it no longer has to do that. Amazon, Rite Aid and Walmart also are capping purchases.

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