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  • Fashion brands stand up for banning abortion rights

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  • The bill overturns the Supreme Court decision (Roe v. Wade) that recognized abortion as a woman's right.draftOn May 5, the Supreme Court ruled that認めたFor these reasons, the situation is becoming even more confusing.

    In such a situation,w magazineAccording to the report, global fashion brand Gucci will cover the medical expenses of U.S. employees who need access to medical care that is not available in their state of residence.reported.

    Gucci has long been opposed to laws banning abortion, making its stance clear by including a jacket in its 2020 Cruise Collection that read, "MY BODY MY CHOICE."

    Similarly, Levi Strauss & Co., famous for Levi's, has offered to cover medical expenses for employees for services that are not available in their home countries, such as reproductive medicine and abortion-related services.PresentationWas.
    In the announcement, the company said:

    As the pandemic has shown so clearly, public health issues are workplace issues. Business leaders are responsible for protecting the health and well-being of our employees, and that includes protecting reproductive rights and abortion access. 

    Access to reproductive health care, including abortion, has been a critical factor to the workplace gains and contributions women have made over the past 50 years. Further restricting or criminalizing access will jeopardize that progress and disproportionately affect women of color, putting their well-being at risk and impeding diverse hiring pipelines. Women in some states would have fewer rights than women in others, and our country would be consigned to a more unjust and inequitable future. What's more, companies would need different health policies for different locations – including coverage for time off and travel across state lines – to ensure employees can access reproductive health care.

    As the pandemic has clearly demonstrated, public health issues are workplace issues. Business leaders have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of their employees, including protecting reproductive rights and access to abortion. 
    Access to reproductive health care, including abortion, has been a critical component of women's advancement and contributions in the workplace over the past 50 years. Further restricting or criminalizing access would jeopardize that progress and disproportionately impact women of color, endangering their well-being and impeding the pipeline of diverse jobs. Women in some states would have fewer rights than women in other states, and our nation would be faced with a more inequitable and unequal future. Moreover, companies would need different health policies in different locations, including compensation for vacation time and interstate travel, to ensure employees have access to reproductive health care.

    It is expected that more fashion companies will continue to speak out in support of this movement in the future.

    Fashion is a "mirror that reflects the times" and at the same time a tool to lead the times.
    I believe that the attitude of fashion brands speaking out and clearly asserting their position could be a lesson for Japanese fashion brands.

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