One of Indiana’s largest employers, Eli Lilly and Company Pharmaceuticals, has announced that Indiana’s restrictive new abortion ban will force the company to seek opportunities for future growth outside of the state.

Dumb laws have consequences.

Business Insider

“Eli Lilly and Company said the company would ” be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state,” following Indiana’s near-total ban on abortion.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 1 on Friday, becoming the first state to establish an abortion ban following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade…

… In a statement to Insider on Saturday, the company said they’re concerned the ruling will impact their ability to attract “diverse scientific, engineering and business talent from around the world.”

“While we have expanded our employee health plan coverage to include travel for reproductive services unavailable locally, that may not be enough for some current and potential employees,” the statement said.

“As a global company headquartered in Indianapolis for more than 145 years, we work hard to retain and attract thousands of people who are important drivers of our state’s economy. Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state.”

The company also said that although they plan to offer travel expenses for reproductive healthcare outside the state, that may not be enough to entice the highly educated work force they need to compete.

Yeah, especially with GOP legislatures looking to enact fugitive slave law type strictures on women traveling to seek care.

Some reactions on Twitter:

Go get ‘em, Indiana.


This statement is a good start, Eli Lilly, and will no doubt be of some influence on voters.

But, if you really want to get the GOP’s attention, stop donating to them!

If they are threatening to hurt your bottom line respond in kind!

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  1. What a bunch of stunted morons. Should those in Darwin’s waiting room make any rules for survival of the fittest? The cockroaches vote YES!!!

  2. I only have one question: is the Eli Lilly company donating to ‘pube candidates? If so I fail to see the positive here. If large corporations would stop funding these reactionary moron candidates they wouldn’t need to seek new places to put their headquarters, labs, manufacturing plants, etc. Many of the most moronic ‘pube candidates get their coffers filled to the brim from corporate donations. I would make book that Eli Lilly funds the ‘pubes in Congress and in the IN legislature bit time. Big pharma especially likes to fund ‘pube candidates mainly because they are against the feds negotiating pill prices for Medicare/Medicaid.


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