The American outdoor clothing company, Patagonia, has announced that it will pay bail for any employee arrested for peacefully protesting the controversial reversal of abortion laws.
Patagonia, founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973 in Ventura, California, is no stranger to making political stands. Patagonia has made vocal stands on both social and environmental issues. In 2020 the company made headlines when clothing tags sewn into their garments read “Vote The Assholes Out”.
So it is not too surprising that the company has taken a bold stand following the controversial reversal of the 50-year-old precedent that has the country divided.
“Caring for employees extends beyond basic health insurance, so we take a more holistic approach to coverage and support overall wellness to which every human has a right. That means offering employees the dignity of access to reproductive health care. It means supporting employees’ choices around if or when they have a child. It means giving parents the resources they need to work and raise children.” – Patagonia, June 24, 2022