CVS Stops Cigarette Sales to Protect Customers’ Health, Still Sells Abortion-Causing Plan B Drug

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 5, 2014   |   12:44PM   |   Washington, DC

Nationally-known pharmacy chain CVS announced today that it will no longer sell cigarettes or tobacco products at its 7,600 stories nationwide as of October 1. However, the drug chain will continue selling the Plan B drug, which can sometimes cause a very early abortion of a unique human being after conception.

According to a statement by CVS, “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company. The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose – helping people on their path to better health.”

cvsThe statement continued: “As the delivery of health care evolves with an emphasis on better health outcomes, reducing chronic disease and controlling costs, CVS Caremark is playing an expanded role through our 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners. By removing tobacco products from our retail shelves, we will better serve our patients, clients and health care providers while positioning CVS Caremark for future growth as a health care company. Cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do.”

While CVS is concerned about the health of its customers, the Plan B drug, which can result in ending the lives of future CVS customers, will continue to be sold.

Last year, Students for Life of America went undercover in 30 Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS stores across the nation and released video footage depicting an older man buying Plan B and asking the pharmacists and store clerks how to insert the drug into his girlfriend’s drink because she doesn’t want to take it.

In scenes of one video, his girlfriend, a minor, is with him and saying she doesn’t want to take it but he buys and says he will make her take it – all in front of the store employees.

“While supporters of Plan B are adamant about the drug’s access to anyone, statutory rapists can use this powerful drug to easily get away with their crimes by casually purchasing it for their underage victims with no one none the wiser, including the parents,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.

Hawkins told LifeNews, “This is illegal and could be prevented with common sense restrictions on the sale of the Plan B.”



“Patterns of abuse could easily emerge with the sale of Plan B being so accessible to men who want to cover up their crimes with underage girls,” continued Hawkins. “This is about protecting women and young girls, something the pro-abortion lobby has no intention of doing since they are so set on anyone getting access to a drug that puts young women in harm’s way.”

“While the sale of Plan B is legal, it is in no way safe or controlled as it takes the parent and doctor out of the young girl’s healthcare choices,” said Hawkins. “SFLA’s legislation will aim to control the sale of Plan B as well as provide conscience protections to those employees who have moral objections.”