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The Real World Impact of Gov. Newsom's Edict About Walgreens

• By Katy Grimes

Walgreens' announced last week that the pharmacy chain would no longer sell abortion pills in 20 states after attorney generals from those states threatened legal action. Walgreens' decision came about following the United States Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which officially reversed the abortion law Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court ruling sent the issue of abortion back to the states, with some states choosing to tighten up the window in which a pregnant woman can legally have an abortion.

California did the opposite, enshrining abortion through the 9th month into the State Constitution, and declared California an abortion sanctuary state.

The real world impact of California Governor Newsom's edict about Walgreens is extensive. As a business enterprise, the real world impact is that the availability and accessibility of medical care will be reduced by Gov. Newsom's impulsive, irresponsible action, primarily in communities that only have one pharmacy, and for those on Medi-Cal.

March 6th, Gov. Newsom Tweeted:

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.