More and more companies are putting out virtue-signaling statements about how they simply cannot fathom doing business in a state that limits abortions.
It’s just too awful.
Last week, CEOs from more than 180 companies released an ad in the New York Times denouncing the abortion bans in states like Georgia and Alabama as being “bad for business.”
“Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time,” the ad stated. “When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it. Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers. Simply put, it goes against our values, and is bad for business.”
Not killing babies is bad for business. Got it.
One company, however, realize that what’s ACTUALLY bad for business is sticking your nose in something completely unrelated t what you do.
Delta Airlines, Georgia’s largest employer, realizes this – and has notably decided to stay neutral.
According to Daily Wire:
“Delta Air Lines is one of the largest employers in Georgia, but the airline’s chief executive said Tuesday the company will not take a stand on the state’s restrictive abortion law, which other corporate leaders have called ‘bad for business,'” reports NBC News.
The fetal heartbeat law essentially bans abortion once doctors detect an unborn child’s heartbeat in the mother’s womb, which typically happens after 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. Ed Bastian, Delta Airlines CEO, said that the courts should decide the law’s fate.
“This is something that the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America. At least for us. I can’t win,” Bastian said at Recode’s annual Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bastian added that the company did not want to take a stand on “an issue that is uncomfortable” for the many employees and customers that patronize Delta Airlines. “We carry 200 million people a year, we have 80,000 employees,” he said. “We cannot as a company take one group and put it over another group when you’ve got such an emotional — some would say almost religious — view as to what the right answer is.”
Now THIS is smart.
How does an organization with thousands upon thousands of employees and customers think it’s a good idea to weigh in on something this divisive?
Delta is an airline. That has NOTHING to do with abortion – and I’m glad they’re keeping it that way.