When you think of companies like Yelp, H&M, and Ben & Jerry’s, you probably don’t think about abortion. And why would you? Restaurant reviews, clothing, and ice cream have nothing to do with the killing of the unborn.
But the CEOs of these businesses seem to think abortion is important to their bottom line.
They joined over 180 other executives—including Jack Dorsey of Twitter (under the name of his other company, Square, Inc.)—in signing a letter in protest of pro-life laws. “Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers,” the letter (surprisingly) alleges.
Right from the start, this letter sends a message to the thousands of women employed by these companies. It’s the same message the abortion industry bombards women with every day: Having children is incompatible with being successful. Your career and education goals must come at the expense of the lives of your unborn children.
Of course, as many brave women who have chosen life for their babies prove, this isn’t true.
But it gets even worse.
According to the letter, laws that restrict abortion are “bad for business.” It is an extremely cynical and, quite frankly, evil worldview that thinks snuffing out innocent lives is necessary for doing business.
It’s the same worldview that fueled the CEO of the Walt Disney Company to consider boycotting the state of Georgia for its abortion ban. Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, said last month, “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.” We know we live in a strange time when a “family-friendly” entertainment company supports the killing of the unborn.
According to the letter, “the future of equality hangs in the balance” if laws restricting abortion continue to exist. But don’t the unborn deserve the equal protection of the law?
There are millions who will never be able to read a restaurant review or buy an ice cream cone because they won’t even get a chance to be born. There’s no question that killing future customers is bad for business. More importantly, the achievements of “health, independence, and economic stability” mentioned in the letter mean nothing if the right to life is ignored.