Eli Lilly and Co. threw a temper tantrum Saturday following the passage of Indiana’s new abortion legislation.
The bill, which goes into effect September 15, prohibits abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, life or physical health of the mother, and some fatal fetal anomalies.
Eli Lilly and Co. released a statement Saturday that said the abortion bill may hurt the company’s ability to bring in “diverse scientific, engineering and business talent” to Indiana.
Editor’s Note: Such exquisite “scientific, engineering and business talent” is only available in the pro-abortion variety, apparently.
“As a global company headquartered in Indianapolis for more than 145 years, we work hard to retain and attract thousands of people who are important drivers of our state’s economy,” Lilly’s statement read.
Editor’s Note: I get it. Finding qualified people is hard. That’s why we should do everything in our power to nurture, develop, and support the development of new talent in the state of Indiana. Step one: Don’t slaughter that new talent in the womb.
“Lilly recognizes that abortion is a divisive and deeply personal issue with no clear consensus among the citizens of Indiana,” the statement continued. “Despite this lack of agreement, Indiana has opted to quickly adopt one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the United States.”
Fun Fact: Studies show that 5 out of 5 people with opinions about abortion were never aborted.
The More You Know…
Eli Lilly, The Actual Fella: Eli Lilly (July 8, 1838 – June 6, 1898) was an American soldier, pharmacist, chemist, and businessman who was not aborted and later founded the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation.
More reaction to Eli Lilly & Co.’s statement from Kendall & Casey in the clip below.