The province has recently made an abortion pill free across Ontario, which will be available in Bancroft.

Local Shoppers Drug Mart Associate Owner Helen Phan says the pharmacy has placed an order for the pill, called Mifegysimo, and will be stocking it. The province says the pill is a safe and less-intrusive alternative to surgical abortion, which women can get if they have a valid health card and a prescription at some pharmacies.

Meanwhile, North Hastings Family Pharmacy Owner Nancy Wiechenthal and Bancroft IDA Pharmacy Owner Mena Yohanna both say they are unsure if they will carry the pill.

All three say they offer alternatives to the pill for those with a prescription.