Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream company with a leftist political bent, is advocating openly for the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Reuters recently interviewed the Vermont company and other businesses that are upset by the Texas heartbeat law and the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade. The Texas law has saved thousands of unborn babies’ lives since it went into effect in September, and the Supreme Court is slated to hear a Mississippi case Dec. 1 that could allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.
This progress has companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Yelp, Netflix and Lyft worried about how abortion restrictions could hurt their businesses. More children means fewer potential employees, more time off for maternity leave and childcare, and work taking a lower priority than family.
“We see reproductive healthcare as a workplace issue,” Christopher Miller, head of global activism strategy at Ben & Jerry’s, told Reuters.
Miller said they believe “it’s important to speak up and speak out” on issues like abortion.
“If you’re operating in a state like Texas, it puts you at a competitive disadvantage. It makes it difficult to deliver on pay equity and recruiting and retaining talented leaders when there is a blatant attack against women,” he told Reuters.
In September, Ben & Jerry’s joined more than 50 companies in signing a public statement against the Texas heartbeat law, arguing that pro-life laws “go against our values and are bad for business.” Others included Yelp, Lyft, Stitch Fix, Patagonia, Lush and Seventh Generation.
Miriam Warren, chief diversity officer at Yelp, said her company opposes abortion restrictions because they get in the way of gender equality.
“Gender equality cannot be truly achieved if women’s healthcare rights are restricted,” Warren told the news outlet.
While Reuters asserted that “abortion is becoming a badge for a company’s commitment to social responsibility, gender equality and workplace diversity,” the companies’ abortion advocacy really is promoting child sacrifice for financial gain.
A recent study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that unrestricted abortion on demand could add nearly half a percentage point to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and 505,000 more women to the workforce who could earn about $3 billion annually, according to the report.
Here’s more from the report:
As economists warn about the long-term impact of restricting abortion on employees and the bottom line, even more firms are likely to take a stand, said Shelley Alpern, head of corporate engagement at Rhia Ventures, a U.S.-based social enterprise.
“Once it really sinks in that abortion restrictions hurt their workforce and talent pool, and that silence doesn’t put them in a good light, they will speak up more, if not publicly then in private conversations with lawmakers,” Alpern said.
This notion sacrifices children’s lives on the altar of profits and gains. It devalues parenthood by assuming that work is and should be a person’s first priority, not their family, and that stay-at-home mothers and dads are a bad thing.
This is not empowerment or freedom. It is evil and greed, and the price is millions of innocent unborn children’s lives.
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