Media Coverage

The Abortion Pill Protest Coalition earned extensive media coverage of our protests at Walgreens and CVS locations on March 26, 2024, including:

Press Release

The Abortion Pill Protest Coalition, under the direction of the Pro-Life Action League, issued the following press release in advance of the nationwide protests on March 26, 2024:


Protests Hit Pharmacy Chains as Supreme Court Considers Abortion Pill

Pro-Life Advocates Call on Walgreens and CVS to Drop Mifepristone

Contact: Eric Scheidler, (773) 251-8792,

CHICAGO, MARCH 25, 2024 — On the same day that the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the abortion pill case FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, pro-life activists led by the Pro-Life Action League will conduct protests of two major pharmacy chains that have just begun to distribute the abortion pill mifepristone. Protests will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at the national headquarters of Walgreens in Deerfield, Illinois and of CVS in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and at dozens of the companies’ retail stores throughout the country.

  • Protest at Walgreens headquarters, 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois, Tuesday March 26 at Noon Central Time
  • Protest at CVS Health headquarters, Highland Corporate Drive and CVS Drive Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Tuesday, March 26 at Noon Eastern Time
  • Other March 26 protest locations listed at

“On March 26, the United States Supreme Court will learn how the Food and Drug Administration caved in to political pressure and failed in its responsibility to protect American women from the dangerous drug mifepristone, even going so far as to quit tracking non-fatal complications,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, the national anti-abortion group organizing these protests. “And now Walgreens and CVS are doing the same: caving to political pressure, and exposing their customers to the unspeakable horrors of the abortion pill.”

Scheidler notes that mifepristone abortions are four times more dangerous than surgical abortions, with complications occurring in one out of five cases. More than half of women describe the pain of undergoing a medication abortion as “severe,” Scheidler said, with social media platforms overflowing with horrifying abortion pill experiences. “One woman who underwent one of these abortions said, ‘Clots the size of lemons were coming out of me,’ while another called it, ‘the most painful experience ever in my life,’” Scheidler recounted.

Scheidler challenged the pharmacy chains, “What are you going to say when distraught women call up your stores asking what to do with the tiny dead embryo floating in the toilet after being expelled by the drugs you sold them?”

Protests will be held at noon local time at the Illinois and Rhode Island headquarters of Walgreens and CVS, respectively, and at their retail locations around the country throughout the day. More details are available at

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About the Pro-Life Action League 

The Pro-Life Action League was founded by the late Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action, and is now headed by Joe’s son, Eric. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership. Visit to learn more.