2 approaches to communicating with employees about abortion in wake of SCOTUS leak

Some companies are publicly condemning reported changes to abortion rights, while others take a benefits-focused position.

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As the United States grapples with the implications of a leaked document indicating the U.S. Supreme Court will likely vote to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, companies are facing their own choice: How to communicate about abortion rights to employees.

Internal communicators that decide to engage with this issue will consider how their messaging about employee assistance around abortion and related reproductive health needs can also be used as external comms for their organizations. Some companies have already taken an explicit stance in favor of abortion rights, while others are more focused on fulfilling the health benefits they have promised to their employees.

At least one company has already condemned the potential SCOTUS ruling. Kate Ryder, founder and CEO of family health telemedicine company Maven, posted a statement to employees on LinkedIn Tuesday morning.

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