A new survey found that nearly half of working women would leave their jobs if their employer’s position on abortion was different.
A survey by women-oriented investment platform Ellevest found that 44% of American working women said they would leave their current jobs if their employer’s views on reproductive rights are not in line with their own.
Bloomberg reported that for Millennial working women, the largest generation group in the female workforce, that number rose to 56%. Millennials make up about 35% of the total workforce.
More than half of the nearly 2,500 survey respondents said the Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion raised their concerns about finances for reproductive health care.
Several major companies have since offered to pay employee transportation costs to states where abortion is still legal. Workers and unions are also pressuring employers to bear the increased cost of having abortions out of state.
A recent Bloomberg analysis found that in states where abortion is restricted or severely restricted, women now have to travel an average of 550 miles to states where abortion is still accessible.
He pointed to COVID-19 and inflation as key aspects of women’s growing financial insecurity. But she stressed that the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling has now “clouded” women’s economic future.