The top executives of 187 companies signed a full-page ad in The New York Times, published Monday, criticizing new abortion restrictions sweeping multiple US states.
Banks, tech companies, fashion brands, and entertainment companies signed an open letter that calls workplace equality “one of the most important business issues of our time.”
Bloomberg, Ben & Jerry’s, Slack, Yelp, and Tinder, are among the signatories.
They said restrictions on reproductive services, including abortion, is “bad for business” and “threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers.”
The letter did not name any states, but Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama are among those where lawmakers recently signed restrictive abortion bans into law.
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One hundred and eighty-seven companies have denounced states’ restrictions on abortion services and reproductive healthcare, saying that such laws are “bad for business” and would make it difficult for them to protect their employees.
Banks, tech firms, media companies, and fashion brands jointly signed a full-page ad in The New York Times, published Monday, that said: “Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time.”
Signatories on the open letter — titled “Don’t Ban Equality” — included Bloomberg, Ben & Jerry’s, Postmates, H&M, Yelp, Atlantic Records & Warner Media Group, Tinder, and Slack.
“Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers,” the companies said in the letter, adding they employ more than 108,000 workers.
“Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business,” they said. “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.”
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