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A major drug company based in Indiana has spoken out against the state’s near-total abortion ban that went into effect on Friday.

Eli Lilly and Company, the pharmaceutical giant known for manufacturing drugs like Prozac and Cymbalta, was founded in Indianapolis in 1876, where its headquarters remain today. On Saturday, the company released a statement opposing the state’s draconian new abortion laws and saying it was “forced” to seek more growth and jobs outside of its home state.

“Lilly recognizes that abortion is a divisive and deeply personal issue on which there is no clear consensus among Indiana citizens,” the statement said. “Despite this lack of agreement, Indiana has chosen to quickly pass one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the United States. We fear that this law will hamper Lilly’s – and Indiana’s – ability to attract diverse scientific, technical and business talent from around the world.”

Eli Lilly currently employs over 30,000 people, including approximately 10,000 in Indiana. However, with new state abortion laws, the company fears its ability to attract new employees will diminish, requiring it to focus on growth elsewhere.

The pharmaceutical company is also one of the country’s major companies offering travel expenses for employees who have to travel abroad for an abortion, along with companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Starbucks, Yelp, Tesla and Amazon. Despite this offer, the company believes it may not be enough to attract employees to Indiana.

“Although we have expanded the coverage of our employee health insurance plan to include travel for reproductive services not available locally, this may not be sufficient for some current and prospective employees,” the statement continued. “As a global company headquartered in Indianapolis for more than 145 years, we work hard to retain and attract thousands of people who are critical engines of our state’s economy. Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more job growth outside of our home state.”

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Eli Lilly has released a statement claiming tough new abortion laws in his home state of Indiana will weaken his ability to create new jobs there. Above, a shot from an Eli Lilly location.
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After the law was passed by the Legislature early Friday, Indiana’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the law into law later that same day. The law replaces the state’s previous restrictions that blocked abortions after 22 weeks and now bans the procedure in almost all cases. In some cases there are exceptions, including when the mother’s life is threatened or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, although the latter is only permitted before the 10th week. The new laws come into force on September 15th.

news week Holcomb’s office for comment.

Indiana is among a handful of Republican-led states to introduce new abortion restrictions after the Supreme Court voted to repeal Roe v. calf, which for decades had protected abortion rights at the federal level and made those rights a state-level decision. Former Indiana governor and former Vice President Mike Pence is also one of the conservative figures who are campaigning for a federal abortion ban. Eli Lilly says Indiana’s abortion ban will encourage it to hire outside of its home state

Eli Lilly says Indiana’s abortion ban will encourage it to hire outside of its home state – World Time Todays

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