HowBrands, Business Leaders, and EmployeesCan Support Abortion Accessin the Face of Abortion Bans and Restrictions
In addition to the actions below for brands, executives, and employees, we encourage your company to join theDon't Ban Equality network. The network includes more than 450 national companies that oppose state bans and have committed to support abortion accesss. The Don't Ban Equality website includes workforce polls on abortion bans, as well as data points about the toll of abortion bans on worker earnings, state GDP, and employers’ recruitment and retention efforts.
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 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 health centers and other services that could support Planned Parenthood’s care delivery and advocacy efforts.
Implement employee donations/matching gift programs to abortion providers.
Encourage employees to donate relevant staff expertise and in-kind businesssupport.
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 engage 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, to discuss the issue of abortion bans — leveraging your spheres of influence to educate and mobilize other CEOs to take action.