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Delta CEO says the company won't take a stance on anti-abortion laws: 'This is something that the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America'

Delta CEO says the company won't take a stance on anti-abortion laws: 'This is something that the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America'
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The CEO of Delta Air Lines said the company would not take a stance on or oppose Georgia's restrictive abortion laws, as other companies voice opposition to the new abortion bans.




Ed Bastian said the company, which is headquartered in Georgia and employs 35,000 people in the state, could alienate people if it takes a stance on the "uncomfortable" issue.




Speaking at a conference in Arizona, Bastian said it is an issue "the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America," adding that the company "can't win" if it takes a stance.




A growing number of companies are threatening to pull their activities out of Georgia and other states where restrictive abortion laws have been introduced, or are encouraging lawmakers to reverse their decisions.




Georgia's law, not yet in effect, bans abortion when a heartbeat is detected, around five weeks into a pregnancy.




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The CEO of Delta Air Lines said that the company does not plan to take a stance on Georgia's restrictive abortion laws even though its headquarters is based there, calling it an "uncomfortable issue" that should be decided by the courts.
Speaking at Vox Media's Code conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday, Delta boss Ed Bastian said that the issue is an "emotional" one and that the company could risk alienating people if it takes a stance in Georgia, where the governor has signed a bill that bans abortion after five to six weeks of pregnancy.
The law is not yet in effect and is facing court challenges.
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