SAN FRANCISCO — May 3, 2022 — Bospar, the “Politely Pushy®” PR firm that puts tech companies on the map, is reacting to news of the Supreme Court’s plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. The agency’s response comes after a draft opinion, reportedly written by Justice Samuel A. Alito and leaked by the Supreme Court, was obtained by Politico. If this decision stands as law, it would impact the legality of abortions in states across the U.S.
Bospar was the first company in the nation to cover relocation expenses for staff seeking reproductive freedom following the Texas abortion ban. The agency hopes that by staying on top of this important issue it will convey to other companies and PR firms the importance of joining the fight. As part of its “Bospar Stands Up” initiatives, the company will pay for travel and other expenditures should a Bospar staff member need reproductive healthcare and be unable to get it in their state.
“Justice Alito is not a doctor, and he is certainly not a woman,” said Curtis Sparrer, a principal and co-founder of Bospar. “Yet he writes like he knows what is best for both. At Bospar, we are pro-woman and will support a woman’s right to make healthcare decisions for herself even if that means traveling out of state. It is an investment that’s not just right, but it is good business, too.”
When Bospar led the nation and announced its efforts to relocate staff following the Texas abortion ban, Salesforce followed with a similar announcement the next day. Continuing to be proactive and at the forefront of the issue of a woman’s right to choose, the PR firm swiftly and strongly responded to yesterday’s development on social media, refusing to stay silent on a shocking decision that could impact so many individuals.
“No one is better qualified to make reproductive decisions for an individual woman than the woman herself,” said Chris Boehlke, a principal and co-founder of Bospar. “Not other men, or even other women. Every situation is unique, and only the potential life-giver fully understands the implications of her decision, including what it might mean to her own body. Where health issues are at stake, the medical community should advise but not be the ultimate decision makers. The most basic form of human autonomy is at stake here.”
Bospar acknowledges that the act of overturning Roe v. Wade would not only affect abortion access but a host of other liberties, including the right to vote, racial justice and rights of the LGBTQIA community.
“Roe v. Wade has been standing law for 50 years,” said Sparrer. “If this ruling goes through, this will be the first time in its history that the Supreme Court has taken away an existing right. This type of overreach is a frightening indicator of what this current Court is prepared to do. As someone who credits his same-sex marriage to the legacy of Roe, I am imploring my colleagues and friends to end their silence,” said Sparrer. “We are stronger together.”