Indiana based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to expand outside of Indiana following new abortion ban

As Indiana becomes the first state to enact a new law restricting abortions in post-Roe America, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly plans for “more employment growth outside” their home state.

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is currently headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana passed a ban on nearly all abortions, with the only exceptions being in cases of fatal fetal abnormalities, risk to the mother’s health, rape, and incest, which was signed into law by Governor Holcomb on Friday.

Eli Lilly has been headquartered in Indiana for 145 years and has over 10,000 employees in the state. The pharmaceutical company manufactures a myriad of drugs, lucratively including Prozac and Cymbalta, and has cited the liberal sensibilities of the many “diverse scientific, engineering and business talent from around the world” which they seek to employ as a reason for this decision for expansive growth outside of the Hoosier state.

“Lilly recognizes that abortion is a divisive and deeply personal issue with no clear consensus among the citizens of Indiana,” a company spokesperson said during a press release.

“Despite this lack of agreement, Indiana has opted to quickly adopt one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the United States.”

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“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,” Eli Lilly continued in their statement.

“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.”

This decision by Eli Lilly comes as a way of courting young, liberal professionals who would refuse to work in a red state where they are unable to have an abortion to their company. The company has more than 37,000 employees worldwide.

Notably, Eli Lilly was one of the Indiana companies not to sign an ACLU letter which opposed the then-potential abortion ban.

The company seemingly wanted to wait and see if they could avoid alienating consumers and potential employees but ultimately decided on this path only after the bill became law.

Abortion has become the new woke ticket for major corporations as they continue to believe the baseless lie that the vast majority of Americans are pro-abortion. Based on current Republican popularity and the vast number of states restricting access, this is not true.

Other companies who have begun offering to pay for abortion travel, or who have threatened to jump ship and move headquarters if new bans come into place include DuoLingo, Kroger, Amazon, Bumble, Levi’s, and Apple.

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