Firms Say US Abortion Restrictions Are ‘Bad for Business’
Closely 200 commercial bests have signed an open letter arguing US moves to stopped abortion are “bad for business”.
The operation comes as several US states have passed or are considering stricter new abortion laws.
They include contentious “heartbeat bills” which would ban abortion once a foetal heartbeat is detectable.
The letter printed in the New York Times said curbs on abortion threaten the health of staff and customers.
The chief executives of Slack, Square, Zoom, and Bloomberg were among those who signed the letter entitled “Don’t Ban Equality”, according to the American Civil Liberties Union which helped organize the campaign.
“Limiting access to comprehensive generative care, including abortion, threatens the health, freedom and economic stability of our employees and customers.”
” Abortions are damages our capacity to build varied and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the states, and protect the happiness of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out.”
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The heartbeat bills seek to make abortion unlawful as soon as a foetus’ heartbeat is detectable.
In maximum cases, this is at the six-week mark of a pregnancy – before many women even know they are pregnant.
A number of US media giants have publicly stated they will think again filming in Georgia if the state’s strict new abortion law takes effect.
Georgia makes billions of dollars from movie and television productions.