Nearly 200 Companies Take Out Full-Page Ad In New York Times Against States’ Restrictive Abortion Laws
The recent laws impair "our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the states, and protect the well-being of all the people who keep our businesses thriving," the ad reads. While some business dip their toes into the turbulent waters of the abortion debate, there's little consensus on how best to actually make change.
Company Executives Denounce Abortion Restrictions In New York Times Ad
Scores of technology, media and fashion executives took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Monday to denounce restricting access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare. The advertisement follows a string of company executives in recent weeks who threatened to pull investments in states enacting new laws that limit abortion rights. Nine states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have passed abortion laws this year that all but ban the procedure. (6/10)
The Washington Post:
Abortion Restrictions Hurt Business, 180 CEOs Say In Open Letter
Square chief executive and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg and others wrote that restrictions on abortion access threaten the economic stability of their employees and customers, and make it harder to build a diverse workforce and recruit talent. The letter, which appeared Monday as a full-page ad in the New York Times, marks the business community’s latest foray into a polarizing societal issue. The chief executives of Bloomberg News, Atlantic Records, Yelp and Warby Parker, among others, have aligned themselves with such groups as Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights. (Siegel, 6/10)