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Funding The Bans: A Look at the Major Corporations Financing the Lawmakers Behind State Abortion Bans

EF Staff | Reports

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Executive Summary

In 2019, nine states passed severely restrictive anti-abortion laws, including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Missouri. 

In the wake of this wave of oppressive legislation, corporate leaders are using their platforms to fight back. In Georgia, top industry leaders said they are considering moving their operations elsewhere if the state begins to enforce its ban, and in early June, a coalition of nearly 200 businesses nationwide announced their opposition to the laws, deeming them “bad for business.” 

But when it comes to gender equality and health care access, many leading corporations are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. 

Fifteen big-name companies — AT&T, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Delta Air Lines, General Motors, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lyft, Mastercard, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Uber and Walmart — boast their commitment to gender equality. But each of these companies contributed significant sums of money to support lawmakers (or the committees backing them) who sponsored oppressive anti-abortion legislation. 

This report demonstrates the monetary contributions of 66 corporations, including these fifteen companies, to lawmakers who are hostile to reproductive health care access. 

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