Texas’s six-week abortion ban and “sue thy neighbor” law has been in effect for six months. During that time, other state legislators introduced similarly harsh abortion bans, which could hurt workers, communities, and businesses.
We’ve already seen the impact on Texans and on the regional health care system. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that gave us the right to abortion.
If this happens, 36 million women of reproductive age and many others who can get pregnant, in as many as 26 states, could lose their right to abortion.
As SX attracts attendees from many of these states, people from across the U.S. will have a chance to learn about the current, national threats to our reproductive freedom and civil rights, and about the role businesses’ play in upholding essential health care access and rights.
What you and your company can do to oppose abortion bans and restrictions:
Reach out to our corporate engagement team to explore ways your company can partner with us on advocacy and in-kind partnerships.
Email: [email protected]
Arrange an employee meeting across your company to raise awareness and explore ways you can take action.
Our team can help organize and host.
Review your company's political giving, and ask questions of your management, government, and corporate affairs teams:
Are corporate donations going to candidates who don’t support sexual and reproductive health care?
Encourage your company to join the Don't Ban Equality network, which includes more than 60 national companies that have committed to support abortion access and that oppose state bans, such as S.B. 8 in Texas.
Advocate for and vote for your values.
Recognize that who we vote into office has direct consequences on policies and laws.
Donate to Planned Parenthood and abortion funds in greatest need.
Text “SXSW” to the number 22422 to make a donation.
Planned Parenthood Overview, Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, and Sexual Education Resources:
Planned Parenthood Facts & Figures (as of 2020)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Explainer Videos
What is Sex Education and Why Is it Important?
Parents’ Checklist to Support their Children’s Sex Education (PDF)
Red Alert Report (PDF)
Learn More About Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Sexual Education Topics Here
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