Top CEO’s from 180 companies signed an open letter condemning the Pro-Life legislation which was recently passed in states like Missouri and Alabama on Monday. As The Daily Wire reported:
The list of CEOs includes Twitter’s Jack Dorsey (though, after his name, he lists his other company, payment processor, Square) as well as the heads of Postmates, Slack, Yelp, H&M, and Tinder, as well as a handful of fashion designers and Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The letter claims that “it’s time for companies to stand up for reproductive health care,” and that restricting abortion is “bad for business,” though the letter makes no real connection between the availability of abortion and the business climate of a particular state. Instead, they claim restricting “reproductive freedom” is “against our values.”
States that threaten abortion, the CEOs say, threaten “the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers.”
“Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time,” the ad goes on. “When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it.”
It’s unclear how exactly the Pro-Life legislation in question actually impedes business in any real way in states in which the legislation has passed. More likely, the open letter is merely a PR exercise by the big businesses in question done in order to get positive coverage from liberal media outlets.