AT&T has bankrolled politicians behind anti-abortion ‘trigger laws’ in 13 states. Other telecom and media giants aren’t far behind.

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AT&T has bankrolled politicians behind anti-abortion ‘trigger laws’ in 13 states. Other telecom and media giants aren’t far behind.

Last August, the telecom giant AT&T Women's Equality Day, commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Stacey Marx, AT&T's senior vice president of human resources, recalled how she delayed the decision to have children because she saw so few examples of women around her who successfully juggled career and family. "That's one of the reasons it took me so long to start my own family," she is quoted saying in . "Today, I'm surrounded by women who are kicking butt with successful careers, strong relationships and happy families." Marx's remarks didn't specifically address contraception or abortion. But they did celebrate the freedom of working women to decide when to start a family. And a that would overturn Roe v. Wade suggests that freedom may soon be dramatically curtailed across the country — including in AT&T's home state of Texas. If the court rules as expected, will automatically criminalize abortion. And AT&T has played an outsized role in backing the lawmakers who put these laws in place, an investigation by Insider found. It dominates a roster of big-name tech, media, and telecom corporations that have for years bankrolled the sponsors of state-level movements to

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