CVS and Walgreens have revealed their plans to begin the sales of abortion pills as soon as this month. Speaking to CBS News, the companies revealed that they have been certified to sell the drug mifepristone, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for abortions in 2000.

While pharmacies were not allowed to dispense the pills initially, the FDA made some regulatory changes last year, which included certifying retail pharmacies to sell the pills.

“Walgreens has completed the FDA certification process to dispense mifepristone and expects to begin dispensing within a week, consistent with federal and state laws. We are beginning a phased rollout in select locations to allow us to ensure quality, safety, and privacy for our patients, providers, and team members,” Walgreens revealed.

The companies have said that the pills will only be dispensed at its physical pharmacy locations and not by mail.

They plan to only cover a few states this month before spreading the sales more widely across the country.

The pharmacies’ announcement drew praise from President Joe Biden, who said, “The stakes could not be higher for women across America. I encourage all pharmacies that want to pursue this option to seek certification.”

His support for the move is expected given that he has made abortion rights a pillar of his reelection campaign while the country grapples with an actual problem at the southern border.

Some Democrats in Congress also championed the companies’ decision, with Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV) tweeting, “We know that mifepristone is safe and effective, and I’ve been pushing to make sure women can access it at pharmacies in states where abortion is legal. I’m going to keep fighting any threats to restrict women’s reproductive health care options.”

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) also weighed in, writing, “This is an important step forward in the face of relentless attacks on reproductive freedom by Republican elected officials. I’ll continue to stand side-by-side with the Biden Administration as we work together to restore Roe v. Wade’s protections across the nation.

Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) not only applauded the decision but used the opportunity to ask other pharmacies to begin dispensing the pills.

“Last June, @RepJudyChu and I led 52 House Dems to urge the other major pharmacies to obtain this certification. Today, I’m renewing my call—no more delays,: he wrote.

Praise was not the only reaction CVS and Walgreens got, as some social users chipped in criticism and snide remarks in condemnation of the pharmacies’ agenda to further the use of abortion drugs across the country.

“Infanticide will probably be the only thing @cvspharmacy and @Walgreens make money on in blue states, lol,” a user wrote.

Some anti-abortion groups also condemned the move, with Katie Daniel, state policy director for SBA Pro-Life America calling it “reckless.”

“This reckless policy was made possible by the Biden administration, which is pushing to turn every pharmacy and post office in America into an abortion center for the sake of abortion industry greed,” she said in a statement.