Restricted Abortion is Bad for Business, “Time to Stand Up for Reproductive Health” and “Our Values,” Says 180 Top Business Executives

Top executives from more than 180 companies have a message for lawmakers: Restricting abortion is “bad for business.”

A letter endorsed by the business leaders appeared as a full-page ad in Monday’s New York Times, declaring “it’s time for companies to stand up for reproductive health care.”

They argue that limiting access to comprehensive care, “including abortion,” threatens “the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers.”

The letter says strict abortion laws are “against our values” and impede corporate efforts to build diverse workforces.

Among the list of the ad’s endorsers are chief executives from Yelp (YELP), Slack, Tinder, H&M(HNNMY), and food delivery app Postmates. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter (TWTR), was also on the list, though he signed on behalf of the other company he runs, digital payment firm Square(SQ). The group included fashion designer Eileen Fisher.

Businesses have shown a growing willingness to take stands on issues like LGBTQ rightsimmigration and gun control — but they’ve remained mostly silent on abortion policy through years of debate.

That changed for some companies this year after Alabama lawmakers approved a near-total ban on abortion, and as “heartbeat” laws, which prohibit abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected or as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, gained new traction in several states. They include Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana.

Three of the world’s biggest entertainment companies — Netflix (NFLX), Disney (DIS) and WarnerMedia — said last month that they may stop producing movies and TV shows in Georgiaif the state’s “heartbeat” law takes effect. (WarnerMedia, a unit of AT&T, is the parent company of CNN.)

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jackie Wattles and originally published at CNN. Title changed by P&P.]


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