CA drops Walgreens as GOP increases anti-abortion rhetoric

A Walgreens drugstore sign is seen in Hollywood, CA. Walgreens’ move to preemptively ban the sales of mifepristone in many areas is a response to Republican lawmakers who threatened legal action against the company, says Politico reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein. Photo by Shutterstock.

California will not renew a $54 million contract with Walgreens after the chain announced it would not dispense mifepristone in at least 20 states.

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