“The CEOs’ letter, titled Don’t Ban Equality, was sparked by what the signers call an ‘alarming trend of bans passing in states across the country that restrict access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortion.’ The group cited research from polls that show a majority of Americans believe having control over their reproductive health care is essential for a person’s economic success.” CBS News: Abortion laws are ‘bad for business,’ nearly 200 CEOs say. (My problem with this open letter is the use of the phrase, “bad for business,” which many publications are highlighting or using as a headline. When it comes to ethics and equality, does it matter if something is good or bad for business?)

+ “Alabama is one of two states with no statute terminating parental rights for a person found to have conceived the child by rape or incest, a fact that has gained fresh relevance since its lawmakers adopted the nation’s strictest abortion ban in May.” WaPo: In Alabama — where lawmakers banned abortion for rape victims — rapists’ parental rights are protected.