Jack Dorsey joins CEOs of Yelp, Postmates, and more in calling restricting abortion access 'bad for business'

Jack Dorsey.
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Almost 200 CEOs, including Twitter's Jack Dorsey, have come out against a series of new laws restricting abortion access.

A letter that appears as a full-page ad in Monday's The New York Times, which is titled "Don't Ban Equality," says it's "time for companies to stand up for reproductive health care." It goes on to read that "restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers" and also "goes against our values, and is bad for business," CNBC reports.

Dorsey signed the letter, although CNN notes he did so as the CEO of Square, not Twitter. Also signing on were the CEOs of Slack, Postmates, Yelp, Zoom Video Communications, Ben & Jerry's, and Tinder. In total, more than 180 CEOs have signed.

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This comes after the signing of a series of controversial abortion laws across the country, including in Alabama, where a new law bans nearly all abortions with no exception for incest or rape. Georgia's governor also recently signed into law a bill that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be at six weeks.

Georgia's abortion law led to calls for a Hollywood boycott, with Disney CEO Bob Iger saying it would be "very difficult" to continue filming in the state, where movies like Avengers: Endgame have been shot, if the law goes into effect. "I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard," Iger said, adding that "right now we are watching it very carefully."

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