Don't Ban Equality
It's time for companies to stand up for reproductive healthcare
What to know:
- A majority of Republican (68%), Democratic (86%) and Independent (74%) workers think their employer should take concrete steps to protect abortion access. Nearly three in four Democrats (73%) and majorities of independents (57%) and Republicans (55%) oppose such [anti-abortion] laws.
- More than half of young women are making plans about where to live based on whether abortion is accessible in a state.
- 65% of college-educated workers say that they would be discouraged from taking a job in a state where politicians are trying to restrict access to reproductive care.
- Economic losses from increased reproductive care restrictions, including labor force impact and earnings, cost the economy an estimated $172 billion annually (up from $146 billion)
- Women who don’t have access to abortion care are three times more likely to leave the workforce and four times more likely to live in poverty. (Key data here and here.)
Who is part of Don’t Ban Equality:
- DBE represents nearly 1,000 businesses in 40 states plus the District of Columbia, as well as companies with Corporate HQs outside of the U.S. who have a U.S. footprint.
- These corporations range in size from under 100 employees (64%), to midsize companies (17%), to companies with up to 270,000 employees (10.5%).
- 65% of companies have a female CEO or Co-CEO.
- This impressive span of businesses touches every corner of our lives including agriculture, finance, gaming, retail, hospitality, HR, tech, legal services, venture capital, and dozens more.
See the complete list of company signers here.
Read the entire statement below and consider joining.
Adasina Social Capital
American Sustainable Business Network
B Lab US & Canada
Bad Robot Productions
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Creative Artists Agency
Eileen Fisher Inc
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Levi Strauss & Co.
Rent the Runway
Spot Insurance Inc.
The Body Shop
The Knot Worldwide
The Lede Company
The Myers-Briggs Company
Trillium Asset Management
Unilever United States
United Talent Agency
Warner Music Group
Read the Statement
Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.
When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it.
The economic losses from existing abortion restrictions, including labor force impact and earnings, already cost state economies across the nation an estimated $105 billion annually.*
Simply put, public policies that restrict reproductive health care, including the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, go against our values and are bad for business. It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across states, and protect the well-being of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out
The future of gender equality hangs in the balance, putting our families, communities, businesses, and the economy at risk.
We stand against policies that hinder people’s health, independence, and ability to fully succeed in the workplace.
*Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research