California: Governor Newsom Punishes Walgreens for Refusing to Illegally Sell Abortion Drugs

The battle over abortion hits big business.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that California is pulling back from renewing its multimillion-dollar contract with Walgreens over the company’s decision not to sell abortion drugs in jurisdictions where state attorneys general have said it would be illegal.

After the Food and Drug Administration changed regulations to permit women to obtain abortion drugs without first meeting with a physician in person, Walgreens and CVS announced that they would each seek certification in order to be able to sell the first of the two-drug abortion process: mifepristone.

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