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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:36 AM

Jack Dorsey and more than 170 CEOs sign letter calling abortion bans 'bad for business'

Source: NBC News



Such legislation inhibits companies' “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 day out,” read the letter.

June 10, 2019, 9:12 AM EDT
By Courtney Connley, CNBC

More than 180 CEOs have signed a letter opposing laws and regulations that restrict women’s reproductive healthcare, including abortion.

The letter appears today as a full-page ad in The New York Times under the heading “Don’t Ban Equality,” and comes less than a month after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most restrictive abortion legislation in the U.S., banning doctors from performing abortion at any stage of pregnancy, punishable by 99 years in prison. The law includes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

Several other states — including Georgia, Arkansas, Indiana and Missouri — have adopted similar laws this year.

Twitter and Square Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, along with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, Diane Von Furstenburg, and CEOs from companies including Yelp, H&M, The Body Shop and Glossier, say they signed the letter to send a clear message that restricting access to reproductive care, including abortion, is “against our values, and is bad for business.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/jack-dorsey-more-170-ceos-sign-letter-calling-abortion-bans-n1015711?cid=public-rss_20190610

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Reply Jack Dorsey and more than 170 CEOs sign letter calling abortion bans 'bad for business' (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
Tech Jun 2019 #1
DonViejo Jun 2019 #2
Takket Jun 2019 #3
Bayard Jun 2019 #4
Skittles Jun 2019 #8
GeorgeGist Jun 2019 #5
mopinko Jun 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #7
meadowlander Jun 2019 #9
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:53 AM

1. Well, I guess a letter is something, but they need to do more.

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Response to Tech (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:55 AM

2. A full page ad in the NYT is a good starting point

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:36 AM

3. Oooo he signed a letter!

Hey jack.

Since your platform along with fakebook are ground zero for the lies, disinformation and fake news that perpetuates the false and misogynist beliefs that drive this bullshit, why don’t you do something about it?

Ban accounts posting fake news about abortion
Ban accounts engaging in targeted harassment of pro choice persons.

EMPTY THE TRASH!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:48 AM

4. 'bad for business'

I'm sure that will change a lot of peoples' minds......

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:56 PM

8. women's rights are a business bargaining chip

JAYSUS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:10 AM

5. Figures ...

the only name featured in the headline is a MAN.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:22 AM

6. well that settles it then.

this is murika damn it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:46 PM

7. I think boycotts work well.

GA is having a first hand taste of what that can do to a state's income from certain industries such as the Film Industry's boycott of GA.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:25 AM

9. Will be interesting to see what it does to college applications as well.

You'd have to be nuts to deliberately study in one of those states if you had any other options.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:25 PM

10. Good point, I never thought of the colleges.

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