Rubio Calls out Businesses for ‘Stunning Hypocrisy’ After 180 CEOs Condemn Pro-Life States

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called out the more than 180 businesses that condemned pro-life states while continuing to work with authoritarian countries like China and Saudi Arabia.

As IJR Blue reported, CEOs for companies like Bloomberg, H&M, and Yelp all signed a letter condemning the democratically-elected legislatures in states like Alabama and Georgia for passing pro-life legislation. The “Don’t Ban Equality” letter ran in a full-page ad for the New York Times, listing the 180-plus CEOs who signed the letter.

“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.”

The letter argued that restricting access to abortion puts the “economy at risk.”

Senator Rubio found this condemnation of pro-life states to be demonstrating “stunning hypocrisy.” He called it out in an interview with the Rule of Law Defense Fund on Tuesday.

Watch Rubio’s comments:

“It’s funny to me. Boycotts are one of the favorite tools of the left, including the corporate left. So yesterday, 170 CEOs signed a letter condemning some abortion laws that have been passed in a number of states. […] It’s funny. These companies have no problem — these same voices — have no problem leading boycott efforts as a result of laws passed by the democratically-elected legislature of American U.S. states. On the other hand, they are the first ones to come up here and argue that ‘oh, we can’t cut off economic relations with fill-in-the-blank authoritarian country, China, Saudi Arabia, whoever it might be.'”

Rubio noted that several businesses have been critical of Republican efforts against China, including President Donald Trump’s tariffs. He also noted that China continues the ethnic cleansing of Uighur Muslims, but large corporations aren’t as concerned about that as they are about pro-life laws being passed in Alabama.

The senator claimed that these businesses “don’t care” that Muslims are being held in internment camps in China or that women were barred from driving in Saudi Arabia until last year.

He is not alone in condemning businesses for boycotting U.S. states while working with authoritarian countries. As IJR previously reported, Disney was similarly criticized for proposing a boycott of Georgia.

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Michael Bankston
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Michael Bankston

Senator Rubio, I commend you for your work. Keep it up! God bless you!

Dennis
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Dennis

The only way to stop this is with our pocket books. Stop using the products of these companies, this will get their attention.

Sy Beasley
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Sy Beasley

EVERYONE….Get the List of 170 businesses who are boycotting the States because of recently passed abortion laws that they disagree with. Boycott them. Pass on their names. GET SMART BUSINESSES!! Stay IN Business, by sticking to your own, which is sales.

Screwtape
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It’s clear that these Corporate Lefties do not support either the 10th amendment or democracy in general.

Consider two of the countries mentioned. China will force an abortion if the child exceeds the mandated quota. Saudi? I’m thinking there aren’t a lot of unplanned pregnancies, but if they do occur stoning or beheading are uber-effective. Kill the mother AND the child.

Allen Zabel
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Perhaps these companies like catering to ignorant whore and sluts.
Do they not realize that birth control is free, in most cases?
Why not put abortion on your list of benefits and see what class of employee’s you get?

timothy
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timothy

free birth control..where when…GET YOUR FACTS STRIGHT!!!

Phoenix
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I don’t think a lot of these companies do business with China or Saudi Arabia. I see some that do, but i see a lot that don’t. For the businesses that do, its a solid dig.

Looking at you H&M….

William Conley
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They literally all do business directly or indirectly with China literally every single one of them they just don’t talk about it openly because then they want virtue signal at their convenience. Who do you think makes the cheapest shit products that these greedy assholes in turn can sell for around a 200% profit China with child labor and sweatshops. Use some common sense do you think greedy selfish corporate asshats aren’t going to deal with China to cut costs and make money by not paying a living wage to an adult American worker.

Phoenix
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No. All corporate businesses do not do business with China. However, i said – it was a solid dig for companies that do.

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