After Backlash, Walgreens Re-Pledges to Sell Abortion Pill Mifepristone

Walgreens announced Thursday, March 2, that it will not dispense abortion pills in the following U.S. states out of an abundance of caution: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. The list includes several where abortion remains legal—like Alaska, Iowa, Kansas and Montana.

Amidst an ever-changing set of laws regarding abortion care, pharmacists say they’re struggling to navigate “blatant contradictions between state and federal law that make it very challenging to identify what is legal and what is not legal.”