Wal-Mart Shareholders Defeat Resolution Promoting Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 1, 2022   |   4:10PM   |   Washington, DC

Wal-Mart shareholders voted today against a resolution that would have the largest retailer investigate promoting abortion to its employees once the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

With the nation’s highest court poised to reverse the horrific Supreme Court decision that allowed killing 63 million babies in abortions, abortion activists are pulling out all the stops to promote abortions everywhere they can.

Their latest move was to try to get Wal-Mart to investigate the supposed negative repercussions from overturning Roe. While pro-abortion stalwarts think that’s a bad thing for women, it would actually be more helpful for women to receive pregnancy support and help instead f just abortion — especially for poor women.

Reuters has more on the pro-life victory:

The proposal, made by Clean Yield Asset management on behalf of activist investor Julie Kalish, would have required Walmart’s board by the end of the year to detail “any known and any potential risks and costs to the company caused by enacted or proposed state policies severely restricting reproductive rights” and any strategies it may pursue to address the issue.

Walmart is the largest private U.S. employer.

“As an employer in all 50 states, including many where access to reproductive healthcare has already been restricted, and where more restrictions are expected if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, Walmart should consider the impact it will have on its workforce and business,” a representative for Kalish said during the virtual meeting streamed on the company’s website.

Walmart had opposed the proposal, saying it already offers a variety of affordable healthcare options for employees and preparation of a report would be of little value for shareholders, according to a regulatory filing.

Walmart is the nation’s largest retailer, operating more than 5,000 stores. Women make up nearly 50% of its U.S. workforce. Walmart hires about 1% of the U.S. private sector workforce, or 1.6 million employees.

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The Reuters story indicates 30% of Wal-Mart stores are located in states that are likely to immediately prohibit killing babies after SCOTUS reverses Roe. Arkansas, where Walmart is based, is one of those states.

More than half the country will protect unborn babies by banning all or most abortions when Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected month.