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With the anti-abortion wave hitting America, the leftist elite has been up in arms trying to dissuade the growth of the movement by threatening to withdraw business from participating states. A recent petition from 180 business executives is just one more drop in the bucket of businesses who think people will take them seriously if they band together and plead for the stopping of child murder to stop.
According to Fox Business, CEOs like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Bloomberg chairman Peter Grauer joined nearly 200 other executives to protest recent anti-abortion laws, describing anti-abortion legislation as “bad for business”:
The letter, which appeared as a full-page ad in the Monday edition of The New York Times under the titled “Don’t Ban Equality,”Opens a New Window. called on companies to “stand up for reproductive health care.” CEOs from media, fashion, beauty, food and tech companies were among those listed as signatories.
“Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers,” the letter stated. “Simply put, it goes against our values, and is bad for business.”
“It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the states, and protect the wellbeing of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out,” it added.
You can see the print out version of the ad, along with all the signatories, here.
If you’re looking for an explanation on how abortion restrictions impair the “ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines” then you won’t find it anywhere, as the CEO’s don’t care to explain it. However, if I was to guess what they’re getting at, then I can only conclude that they consider pregnancy and being a mother to be a massive problem for women.
It’s definitely a complication, but it’s not the end of the world. It definitely changes your life, but it doesn’t end it.
However, the letter only gets more ridiculous.
“The future of gender equality hangs in the balance, putting our families, communities, businesses and the economy at risk,” the letter stated.
Let’s dissect that one point at a time.
Gender equality has already been achieved. In fact, we have laws around it. The ability to have an abortion has nothing to do with the rights of women, and everything to do with protecting life. If men were the only ones who could have abortions then the fight would be the absolute same, no matter what the old feminist joke says.
Furthermore, I can simply say that abortion is a threat to a family as it literally eliminates a family member from this plane of existence.
Lastly, I’m not sure how it puts the business and economy at risk seeing as how more people means more chances for your product to be purchased and used. It’s a backward thing to say that a reduction of customers is better for business.
More importantly than dissecting their points, however, is the question of why we should care about their opinion. Like Hollywood celebrities, high-profile CEOs seem to believe that because a decent amount of people ask “how high” when told to jump, that the rest of America is ready to be their yes-men.
I’ve got sour news for them. Even coming together like some executive Voltron and presenting a united front of leftist CEO’s isn’t going to convince people who hate abortion to stop hating it. What’s more, these businesses aren’t going to stop serving people in those states over it. It’s a hollow effort.
As far as I can tell, this was an effort at self-promotion. A chance to be on a who’s who list of leftist corporate elites. Having your name on this list makes you look important at the coastal cocktail parties they attend, and fair enough…
…but the rest of us don’t care.