San Francisco’s NBC affiliate reports:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed Walgreens in a tweet Monday morning, saying California would no longer be doing business with the chain and linking to a CNN story about the company not distributing abortion pills to 20 states.
Walgreens last week announced it won’t sell abortion pills by mail to 20 conservative-led states. The statement came after attorneys general in the 20 states warned Walgreens and pharmacy chain CVS that they could face legal consequences if they sold abortion pills by mail to those states.
KRON4 reached out to the Governor’s office for comment and received the following statement: “California is reviewing all relationships between Walgreens and the state. We will not pursue business with companies that cave to right wing bullies pushing their extremist agenda or companies that put politics above the health of women and girls.”
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California won’t be doing business with @walgreens — or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women’s lives at risk.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 6, 2023