Amazon has positioned a short lived restrict on the acquisition of emergency contraceptive tablets as demand surges following the US Supreme Court’s choice to overturn Roe v Wade, successfully outlawing abortion in roughly half of the nation.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to The Independent on Wednesday that the corporate has positioned “temporary quantity limits of three units per week on emergency contraceptive products,” which went into impact on Monday. However, Amazon has not positioned restrictions on generic variations of Plan B, permitting clients to buy as much as 30 items of one other emergency contraceptive known as My Choice.
Amazon joins a rising listing of drug retailers inserting limits on what number of emergency contraceptive tablets a buyer can buy. Earlier this week, CVS stated it was quickly capping the acquisition of Plan B tablets at three items per buyer, though the corporate introduced Tuesday that the acquisition restriction has been lifted as gross sales have “returned to normal”.
Plan B, the shortened identify for Plan B One-Step, is a sort of emergency contraceptive tablet that’s sometimes taken lower than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse or contraception failure and might forestall being pregnant. The tablet, additionally known as the “morning after pill”, is usually out there over-the-counter and incorporates the principle ingredient levonorgestrel, which works by interfering with an individual’s ovulation cycle.
On Friday, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted to strike down an almost 50-year precedent established by Roe v Wade, which legalised abortion all through the United States.
In his concurring opinion to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Clarence Thomas emphasised that the Supreme Court must also rethink the rulings that at the moment shield the suitable to contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.
As the way forward for Griswold v Connecticut – the case which dominated that states had no proper to ban contraception – stays unsure, many individuals who can get pregnant have begun stockpiling the morning-after tablet, though consultants warn that this may restrict entry for individuals who want it instantly.