180 companies condemn state abortion restrictions in New York Times ad

180 companies condemn state abortion restrictions in New York Times ad
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Executives from more than 180 companies, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, took out an ad in The New York Times to condemn recently passed abortion restrictions across the U.S.

Abortion restrictions are "bad for business" and hurt gender equality in the workplace, the executives wrote.  


"Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers," the ad says. 

"Simply put, it goes against our values, and is bad for business," it continues.

The letter was signed by executives at H&M, Yelp, Warby Parker, Tinder and Postmates, among others. 

The letter doesn't name specific states, but some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country have been passed recently in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. None have taken effect. 

"It's time for companies to stand up for reproductive health care," the ad reads. 

"Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time. When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it," it continues. 

The ad reflects a trend of businesses speaking out against abortion restrictions. 

Netflix, Disney, Sony Pictures and other media companies have threatened to pull projects out of Georgia if a law that effectively bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy goes into effect.