Some 50 corporations have stood up, putting their names forward, in opposition to the new Texas state law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The letter reads »

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 the State of Texas an estimated $14.5 billion annually. Nationally, state-level restrictions cost state economies $105 billion dollars per year.*

Simply put, policies that restrict reproductive health care 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.

Co-signers of the statement, which was circulated by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other groups, include Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Bumble, The Body Shop, Yelp, Lyft, and others.

Several other large American employers, including Google, Facebook, and Apple, have not added their names to the document.