For Immediate Release: July 8, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Forced Labor Ties Despite Several Companies’ Claim To Support “Workers’ Rights”
Washington, D.C.: “In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a flurry of companies (both leftwing and even mainstream) went straight to virtue signaling,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Paid time off, travel expenses out of state — whatever was needed for their female employees to obtain an abortion, they would cover it.
“They may be trying to appear as leaders of women’s rights and workers’ rights, but the reality is far more disturbing. Paying for your female employees to kill their child so they can continue their job by Monday at 9:00 a.m. is a far more dystopian tale than anything the left has spun in the post-Roe world.”
“The hypocrisy kicks into overdrive, however, when these so-called proponents of workers’ rights are examined,” Martin continued. “Townhall has published an exhaustive list, with great investigative details, of nearly every major company that, while virtue signaling on workers rights, maintains strong ties to forced labor. Particularly in China, the pervasive use of slave labor of Uyghurs and other religious minorities is directly tied to dollars spent in the West.
“It’s high time that Americans remember the power of the economic voice — the dollar! If companies want to virtue signal on workers rights and complain about pro-life states, perhaps it’s time the free market calls them to account on their forced labor ties across the globe. Our voice and our economic choices speak loudly! Make yours count.”
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