(NEWSnet/AP) — The drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing an abortion pill in a few states within weeks.

CVS Health will start filling prescriptions for mifepristone in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts “in the weeks ahead,” a spokesperson said Friday.

Walgreens will begin dispensing the medication within a week in some locations such as New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and Illinois.

Their announcements Friday marked “an important milestone” in ensuring mifepristone access, President Joe Biden said in a statement. He noted that many women will soon be able to pick up their prescriptions at a local, certified pharmacy like they would any other medication.

Medication abortion is the most common method of abortion in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a challenge from conservative groups who are seeking to reverse mifepristone’s approval or roll back policies that have made it easier to obtain.

A decision is expected in July.

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