That’s an excerpt from an open letter signed by CEOs at more than 180 companies aimed at lawmakers in states that have recently passed abortion bans.
The letter appeared in The New York Times as a full-page ad Wednesday, less than a month after Alabama banned doctors from perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy. Several other states followed with similar laws.
The letter was signed by the likes of Bloomberg’s Peter Grauer, Yelp’s
Jeremy Stoppelman, Tinder’s Elie Seidman, Postmates Bastian Lehmann and Square’s Jack Dorsey, to name just a few.
“The future of equality hangs in the balance, putting our families, communities, businesses, and the economy at risk,” the executives said.
The letter follows a similar backlash from the entertainment industry, where Walt Disney
and others have suggested they may pull production in states passing such laws.
“A woman’s ability to access reproductive health care is critical to her autonomy, economic success, health, human rights and empowerment in the workplace,” said Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “Reproductive health care is a human right for all, no matter who you are, where you live, or your profession.”