A Big Win For Plan B

Wal-Mart's about-face expands access to the morning after pill

Wal-Mart, usually a 10-ton targetĀ for activists ranging from union organizers to antiglobalization protesters, found itself wearing a new label from some liberals last week: ally. After months of pressure from both sides of the abortion debate, Wal-Mart decided to stock the controversial emergency contraceptive Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, in all its more than 3,700 pharmacies nationwide beginning March 20. The company has never publicly objected to the drug and says it chose not to carry Plan B because of low demand. But after being forced by Massachusetts and Illinois to stock the pills in those states, Wal-Mart...

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