October 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm ETSign Up Now! (Free to EFG Members or $99)
This year, more state abortion restrictions will go into effect than in any year since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Foremost among them, on September 1, Texas Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8) banned abortion after six weeks. The law allows a neighbor, abusive partner, or even a stranger from out of state to sue anyone who helps someone get an abortion after six weeks — with a $10,000 financial bounty for each successful claim.
S.B. 8 has emboldened lawmakers to introduce copycat laws and on December 1, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on a Mississippi case that threatens the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
Since September 1, there have been a wide range of corporate reactions on this issue. Planned Parenthood Federation of America SVP of Communications and Culture Melanie Newman, will tee up the discussion by providing an analysis of the issue and corporate responses. OKCupid Global Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Hobley and executives from additional companies that took a stand will share why and how they have stepped up.
- How companies are making decisions on what their policies and public stands should be on a divisive issue (in this case, abortion access and access to reproductive health care)
- About a range of corporate activism tactics that are being taken to help support abortion access and oppose abortion bans
- How nonprofit organizations are partnering with companies to take action