After immense pressure from state officials and anti-abortion advocates, popular drug store chain Walgreens has decided to halt the sale of abortion pills across the country.

California responded to the sudden news by announcing they will not be renewing a $54 million dollar contract with the company. Protests against the pills were held outside some establishments, but what made Walgreens really cave?

In a letter to Walgreens in February, almost two dozen Republican state attorneys general threatened the retailer with legal action if it started selling the medications.

The Governor and lawmakers of California have taken measures to ensure the state provides access to abortion for residents and people seeking access from elsewhere.

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