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A little more than one year ago, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned 49 years of constitutional protection for women in the area of reproductive health care. The decision to end a federal right to abortion and allow states to make their own laws in the area sent shockwaves not only through the political world but in the business world as well.

The Dobbs decision left employers in a difficult position: many if not most of their employees — if public polling is correct — support reproductive rights and expect employer-based health plans to cover abortion health services. As subsequent political fallout has shown, even in conservative “red” states, there is strong public support for access to abortion.


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