Enter the Abortion Debate? Big Companies Can’t See the Upside

May 19, 2019Media Mention

Several influential Hollywood producers have threatened to stop filming in Georgia, protesting the state’s new abortion law. But so far, none of the studios with projects currently underway there have plans to relocate, a sign that otherwise politically outspoken and liberal companies are loath to speak out on abortion.

In fact, the corporate silence on abortion in Georgia and elsewhere has been deafening, especially compared with corporations’ eagerness to demonstrate their support for other progressive social issues, such as LGBT rights. More than 200 companies, from Amazon.com Inc. to Xerox Corp., are supporting pending federal legislation that would extend civil rights laws to include protection for LGBT people. And hundreds of companies have lobbied on LGBT restrictions in Southern states.