California to Boycott Walgreens after Abortion Pill Decision

Democratic governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that California will boycott Walgreens after the company decided not to distribute abortion pills in 20 GOP-dominated states, many of which have restricted the procedure.

“California won’t be doing business with @walgreens — or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women’s lives at risk. We’re done,” Newsom tweeted.

The governor’s comments come amid the pharmacy chain’s move to refrain from dispensing mifepristone, one of two drugs required to chemically terminate a pregnancy, in various Republican states following demands from state officials. In a February letter, attorneys general from Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and other red states threatened litigation if the company started distributing the drug.

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