Some of the Largest Indiana Employers have Broken their Silence against Indian's New Abortion Laws
Eli Lilly and Cummins have indicated support for those in need of abortions in the newly restrictive abortion state of Indiana...
Just yesterday, Indiana became the first state to pass new legislation restricting near-total access to abortions since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Due to the newly passed Indiana legislation, major state employers such as Eli Lilly, a drugmaker, and Cummins, an engine manufacturing company, have indicated they will be growing away from their home turf.
Eli Lilly said that it recognizes abortions as a “divisive and deeply personal issue with no clear consensus among the citizens of Indiana.”
“Despite this lack of agreement, Indiana has opted to quickly adopt one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the United States. We are concerned that this law will hinder Lilly’s — and Indiana’s — ability to attract diverse scientific, engineering, and business talent from around the world. Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state.”
The Eli Lilly statement said.
The engine manufacturer, Cummins, stated, “The right to make decisions regarding reproductive health ensures that women have the same opportunity as others to participate fully in our workforce and that our workforce is diverse.”
“There are provisions in the law that conflict with this, impact our people, impede our ability to attract and retain top talent and influence our decisions as we continue to grow our footprint with a focus on selecting welcoming and inclusive environments.”
The Cummins statement read.
Both businesses join the group — a growing one at that — of companies that are offering employees resources in defense against the restrictive care being implemented by state legislatures.