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Several anti-abortion protests expected at pharmacies in Chicago area Saturday

ABC 7 Chicago 2/4/2023 ABC7 Chicago Digital Team

More than 100 anti-abortion protests are planned nationwide against pharmacy chains Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid on Saturday.

This is over their plan to sell the "abortion drug" Mifepristone. At least seven of those protests are planned to take place in the Chicago area.

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Organizers said they want to draw attention to a Canadian woman's death they say happened after she took that drug.

Walgreens issued a statement ahead of the anticipated protests.

"We are not dispensing Mifepristone at this time. We intend to become a certified pharmacy under the program, however we fully understand that we may not be able to dispense Mifepristone in all locations if we are certified under the program," said Fraser Engerman, Walgreens' senior director of external relations.

CVS and Rite Aid did not immediately respond to ABC7's requests for comment.

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