U.S. stores respond to wave of emergency contraception purchases
Jun 29, 2022

U.S. stores respond to wave of emergency contraception purchases

There's been a surge in the sales of emergency contraception in the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. The surge has led some major U.S. retailers to how much people can buy at once. The Federal Trade Commission is suing Walmart over its money transfer services, saying for years, Walmart did too little to combat fraudsters who used its services to receive payments in telemarketing scams. Marketplace Tech host Kimberly Adams joins us to discuss concerns about whether tech companies are sufficiently protecting data related to abortions and reproductive health.

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Tech companies face privacy questions in wake of Supreme Court's Roe decision

"Marketplace Tech" host Kimberly Adams discusses how the overturning of Roe v. Wade has shaken up the tech industry.

Some stores cap emergency contraception sales to cope with surging post-Roe demand

Jun 29, 2022
Although last week's Supreme Court ruling doesn't ban emergency contraception, some consumers fear further restrictions are in the works.
There has been a surge in demand for the Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill.
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