Over 180 CEOs Come Out Against Abortion Bans: ‘The Future of Gender Equality Hangs in the Balance’

Abortion rights activists rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court
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While more and more states are passing some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, nearly 200 CEOs have come together to warn people about the consequences the bans could have on business, the economy, and overall equality.

On Tuesday, 187 CEOs signed a full-page ad in the New York Times.

“When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities and our economy are better for it,” the ad reads.

“Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers. Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business. It impairs 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 day in and out.”

One of the executives that signed the pledge was Twitter co-founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey.

The ad claims that the CEOs represent over 108,000 workers.

“The future of gender equality hangs in the balance, putting our families, communities, businesses and the economy at risk,” the ad concluded.

See the full ad below:

dontbanequality.com

The ad was organized by various pro-abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood Federation of America, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Center for Reproductive Rights.

“We are grateful and inspired to have so many business leaders standing with us proudly and publicly to oppose these dangerous, unprecedented attacks — raising the alarm about the chilling effect on their employees and the communities where they do business,” Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement.

“People across the country are outraged — politicians have no place in our personal health decisions. And now more than ever, we must stand together to declare that reproductive health care, including abortion care, is necessary for all people to live healthy, successful lives.”

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Screwtape
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“gender equality” Newsflash Lefties, men (not trans-men) do not get pregnant. THAT’s an inequality no letter or campaign can change.
This too is a fact, you bobbleheads.

Screwtape
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“reproductive healthcare” is so Orwellian and wrong. There’s no reproduction involved when the child is killed. That’s a fact.

….but if a child is killed with an “assault weapon” that’s something else entirely.

Screwtape
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One wonders what kind of health benefits these companies offer.

The truth is that Planned Parenthood’s primary role is providing abortions and birth control. They don’t do mammographies or anything beyond pap smears (which many locations do not provide)

MANY other health facilities provide these services AND abortions. So forget the “reproductive health” or “women’s health” lies.

Phoenix
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Honestly, I’m really not sure corporate pressure is all that helpful in this instance.

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