Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome is pushing scores of feminists to stock up on abortion pills out of fear that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
According to an article in Time Money, women fearing a "Handmaid's Tale" future have been buying "emergency contraceptives," including pills that induce abortions, for themselves, their friends and even their daughters. The drug manufacturers, however, have not confirmed a spike in sales.
"Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy’s retirement and President Donald Trump’s Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh," reads the report. "The nation’s highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever."
Regardless if they ever plan to use the drugs themselves, the women are reportedly spending anywhere between $10 and $50 per box. Their reasoning: should Roe be overturned, they have a stockpile.
One such woman, Cate Stuart-Hodges of Atlanta, said she will donate money to pro-abortion groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and buy emergency contraception. She recently spent $100 on levonorgestrel morning-after pills to give to her 14-year-old daughter and friends.
"It’s rage-inducing that we are in this position where we’re having to think about this right now in 2018," she said.
Another woman, Travis Stewart, bought as many as 10 boxes of the morning-after pill for her friends. Emily Hauser, a librarian in the Chicago area, bought Plan B drugs for her daughter within moments of Justice Kennedy announcing his retirement.
According to Time, Hauser is "worried her teenagers won’t be able to access Plan B if Roe v. Wade, the decision that protects a woman’s right to abortion, gets overturned after Kennedy leaves the Supreme Court."
"I want to make sure I can provide some level of protection," she told the news outlet. "If either [kid] comes to me and says, ‘Oh, God, we made a mistake,’ I’ll say, ‘Here you go.’"