In a Wednesday floor speech, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed companies that have recently come out as pro-abortion, accusing them of wanting to keep their employees focused "single-mindedly on their work" instead of having families.
"I know there are decent people on both sides of this sensitive issue," Cotton said. "We resolve our differences and reach compromises through democratic debate. What should never happen, though, is billion-dollar corporations trying to dictate these moral questions to us."
"But that's exactly what we've seen lately," Cotton continued, noting that the "loudest objections" to state-level pro-life laws have come "increasingly from giant corporations who wield their economic power as a weapon to punish the American people for daring to challenge their pro-abortion extremism."
In addition to Hollywood's cultural activism on the issue of abortion, the senator also referred to a recent full-page ad in the New York Times in which CEOs of more than 180 corporations said that pro-life protections for unborn kids were supposedly "bad for business."
"Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers," the advertisement said. "Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business."
"How disgusting is that?" Cotton responded on the Senate floor. "Caring for a little baby is 'bad for business.'"
The senator went on to say that he understood why "outfits like Planned Parenthood or NARAL would say babies are 'bad for business': Abortion is their business, after all, and they're just protecting market share."
"But what about all those other CEOs?" Cotton continued. "Why do they think babies are 'bad for business?' "
"Perhaps because they want their workers to focus single-mindedly on working — not building a family and raising children," he added. "All these politically correct CEOs want company men and women, not family men and women. They'll support your individuality and self-expression just so long as you stay unattached and on the clock."
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