Abortion is shaping up to be a surprise issue in the 2020 election. We’ve seen the Democrat party move from the Clintonian formulation of “safe, legal, and rare,” to a more aggressive stance on the issue. The center of the current Democrat field supports laws that allow abortion to be performed up until the baby is delivered, and, if we’re to take Virginia Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam at his word, even a baby that has survived the birthing process is not all that safe. Simultaneously, several states are acting to restrict abortion. Some, like Alabama, are apparently doing it to force a Supreme Court reconsideration of Roe v. Wade, and others are focused on ensuring that abortion clinics have to obey the same regulations as an immediate care facility where you can get a hangnail trimmed knowing that the abortuary corporations involved will never spend money to make women safer.
As the momentum in the argument seems to be swinging in favor of life, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights, have enlisted the aid of some 180 corporations to claim that abortion is all that makes them financially viable.
More than 180 CEOs signed an open letter opposing state efforts to restrict reproductive rights, as business leaders weigh how to most effectively exert pressure against abortion bans.
Square chief executive and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg and others wrote that restrictions on abortion access threaten the economic stability of their employees and customers and make it harder to build a diverse workforce and recruit talent.
What goes along with it is a list of companies that really don’t matter. Here is a partial list of companies who think they can’t survive unless babies are slaughtered.
This is how the astroturf entity “Don’t Ban Equality” fluffs the argument.
When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities and our economy are better for it.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers. Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business. It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the 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.
Note the neat jujitsu here? The use of “equality” as a synonym for abortion. This is the same strategy used when licensing sexual deviance was sold as “marriage equality.”
Pro Tip: if your business model is improved by killing people then maybe you should rethink what you’re doing. I’m sure that a lot of the employees here would be “empowered to succeed” (wtfingf does that even mean?) if they were able to off elderly parents or sickly family members or spouses they’d grown tired of, that doesn’t mean we should condone it and campaign on behalf of doing so.
The entire argument that the absences of a readily available abortion is either a health issue (it isn’t, there is literally no health condition that requires abortion to cure it) or one that disadvantages women in or out of the workforce is just nonsense. The idea that any company, in the long run, is better off with fewer customers or fewer potential employees is simply economic illiteracy. The overwhelming majority of women do not have an abortion…don’t believe that 1-in-3 bullsh**, that math only works in gender studies classes.
Unfortunately, the real takeaway here is that these companies don’t like families. They see a spouse and children as something that distracts the nice little drones in the their cubes from putting in yet more hours. Why would any woman want to go to work for a company that puts more of a premium on killing babies than on nurturing them? Why would any person really care what the priesthood of Moloch thinks is best? Why does anyone think that someone who believes in killing babies has the moral authority to lecture anyone on anything?
We can only hope that the 2020 election is fought on the battleground of abortion, if for no other reason that to watch Vichy Republicans pull themselves through their own sphincters making the case why abortion doesn’t count as an issue because Trump is on the ballot. I think a national debate about abortion…including educating the nation on what actually happens during an abortion…is long overdue. This whole idea that inconvenience is reason for murder must be treated the same way as chattel slavery. It must be eradicated.