John Stankey, the CEO of AT&T.

Tech and telecom corporations have sent millions to lawmakers behind “trigger laws” to ban abortion.
AT&T was the biggest corporate donor, sending $1 million to backers of these laws in 13 states.
Feminist celebs have appeared in ads for corporations that have backed anti-abortion politicians.

Last August, the telecom giant AT&T celebrated Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

Stacey Marx, AT&T’s senior vice president of human resources, recalled how she delayed the decision to have children because she saw so few examples of women around her who successfully juggled career and family.

“That’s one of the reasons it took me so long to start my own family,” she is quoted saying in a company blog post. “Today, I’m surrounded by women who are kicking butt with successful careers, strong relationships and happy families.”

Full coverage of Insider’s investigation into abortion-ban “trigger laws”:
• The 13 states with abortion-ban ‘trigger laws’ are completely unprepared to enforce them

• A likely wave of state abortion bans was bankrolled by corporations such as AT&T, Walmart, and Citi

• Healthcare corporations are among the biggest financial backers of lawmakers behind state abortion bans

• Wall Street wants to shed its reputation as a boys’ club. But it spent hundreds of thousands backing anti-abortion lawmakers.

• Behind a looming wave of state abortion bans, there are a lot of men

Marx’s remarks didn’t specifically address contraception or abortion. But they did celebrate the freedom of working women to decide when to start a family. And a leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade suggests that freedom may soon be dramatically curtailed across the country — including in AT&T’s home state of Texas.

If the court rules as …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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