Twitter CEO Jumps on Pro-Abortion Bandwagon
More than 180 business owners, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, signed a recent letter protesting restrictive abortion legislation and published a full-page ad in The New York Times. The ad, titled “Don’t Ban Equality,” says abortion bans are “bad for business.”
Signers included Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as well as business owners of Yelp, The Body Shop, H&M, Slack, Postmates, Bloomberg L.P., and Warby Parker. Dorsey signed on behalf of Square, Inc., but not on behalf of Twitter. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation as to why this was the case.
The ad itself lists around 80 of the 180 business leaders who signed onto the letter.
“Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time,” the ad reads. “When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it.”
“Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers,” the ad continued. “Simply put, it goes against our values, and is bad for business.”
“We, the undersigned, employ more than 108,000 workers and stand against policies that hinder people’s health, independence, and ability to fully succeed in the workplace.”
The ad also said the abortion bans put the economy, families, communities and businesses at risk and said signers are part of the “Don’t Ban Equality Coalition.”
The National Abortion Rights of America League released a statement expressing gratitude. NARAL, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union led the effort to secure the business leaders’ support.
The business owners referenced the restrictive abortion legislation enacted in Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio in the past year.
A growing number of Hollywood studios said they will consider no longer conducting their filming business in Georgia should the Heartbeat Law take effect in 2020, including Disney and Netflix. The film industry adds about $9.5 billion to Georgia’s economy, but a variety of Hollywood studios said the heartbeat law violates Roe v. Wade and that they are considering taking their filming elsewhere.
The Daily Caller. June 10.