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How Your Business Can Help

Calls-to-action for the Business Community from Planned Parenthood’s Corporate Engagement Team

The Planned Parenthood Corporate Engagement Team partners with companies to protect and advance sexual and reprodutive health care and rights, which includes abortion access, currently at risk across the United States.

Businesses have a critical role to play in upholding essential health care access and rights in service of their workers, consumers and communities. Texas’s six-week abortion ban and “sue thy neighbor” law has been in effect since September 1, 2021. During that time, many other state legislators introduced similarly harsh abortion bans, which hurt workers, communities, and businesses. We’ve already seen the impact on the workforce and on regional health care systems.

This June, the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that gave us the right to abortion. If this happens, 36 million women of reproductive age and many others who can get pregnant, in as many as 26 states, could lose their right to abortion.

Please see our calls-to-action for the business community below.

Fill out our corporate partnership form or reach out to our team directly at [email protected] to learn more about the current, national threats to our reproductive freedom and civil rights, and what you can do to take action and join our movement as a company, business leader, employee group, or individual worker.

How Brands, Business Leaders & Employees Can Support Abortion Access in the Face of Abortion Bans and Restrictions

In addition to the actions below for brands, executives, and employees, we encourage your company to join the Don't Ban Equality network. The network includes more than 60 national companies that have committed to support abortion access and that oppose state bans. The Don't Ban Equality website includes workforce polls on abortion bans, as well as data points about the negative impact of abortion bans on worker earnings, state GDP, and employers’ recruitment and retention efforts.

Company/Brand Calls to Action

  • Assess workforce health care coverage and benefits, including travel stipend, paid time off, child care, abortion funds, etc.
  • Advocate and use the company platform to champion sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) access, and to call out the economic and social harms of abortion bans.
  • Provide in-kind/core business contributions of products, services, and/or staff time — such as free transportation to clinics and other services that could support Planned Parenthood’s health care delivery and advocacy efforts.
  • Implement employee donations/matching gift programs to abortion providers.
  • Encourage employees to donate relevant staff expertise and in-kind business support.

Publish internally — and ideally, externally — a national company plan in support of reproductive rights and health care access.

CEO and C-Suite Calls to Action

  • Review your company policies — including health care plan, time off, and child care — to ensure insurance coverage and support for abortion access.
  • Use your position to do public thought leadership, raise awareness of the threat to abortion access, and destigmatize sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Call and engage your peers, and discuss the issue of abortion bans — leveraging your spheres of influence to educate and mobilize other CEOs to take action.
  • Donate to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and abortion funds.
  • Use your power as an investor in public/private markets to pressure companies with poor SRHR records to take action.

Employee Calls to Action

  • Arrange an employee meeting to raise awareness about the threat to abortion rights. Planned Parenthood’s Corporate Engagement Team can help organize and host.
  • Ensure you know what resources are available within the company to support access to abortion and other sexual and reproductive health care, with anonymity in place.
  • Host Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to engage employee networks and/or leadership convenings.
  • Get involved as an individual with the abortion access Bans Off Our Bodies movement.