Only 10% of companies have made, or plan to make, a public statement about abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a survey of approximately 300 public, private and nonprofit entities released Tuesday by the Conference Board.
In recent years, businesses have increasingly taken stands on social issues — particularly around race and LGBTQ rights — but abortion so far has proven too controversial. The picture is different internally: The survey finds 51% of companies either have addressed reproductive rights with employees or plan to do so.
Since 2020, 61% of the companies surveyed took a public stance on racial inequality, 44% on LGBTQ+ rights and 39% on gender equality.
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