Former chief of staff to Gavin Newsom siding with Walgreens in abortion pill fight amid rising tensions

The first chief of staff to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is siding against her former boss following his decision to cut ties between his state and nationwide pharmacy chain Walgreens after it decided to stop distributing an abortion pill in a number of Republican-leaning states.

Attorney Ann O’Leary, who also served as a senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton and is well-known in Washington, D.C., Democratic circles, is now the lead representative for Walgreens and has participated in calls with Newsom's senior staff amid the rising tensions between his office and the company, according to a report by Politico.