Elizabeth Fairchild

Washington, DC — Today, Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward, issued a statement in response to a Texas law that limits access to abortion:

“Texas law SB8 reminds us how restricting reproductive healthcare makes it harder for women to choose when to start a family, and that can have an enormous impact on their economic security.

Government can help working women, or it can make their lives harder. If we advance policies that help women participate in the workforce at the rate men do, the U.S. economy could ultimately grow $2.4 trillion larger by 2030. ​​

Instead of limiting access to women’s health care, public officials should support policies that allow working women to thrive. Protecting and expanding reproductive health care drives economic growth. Our families will be more stable, our businesses more productive, and our workforce stronger.”

Read our issue brief on Reproductive Health Care to learn more.



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