David Ricks, Eli Lilly CEO (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Eli Lil­ly eyes growth out­side In­di­ana in wake of new abor­tion law — and New Jer­sey is ready

In­di­ana’s new­ly en­act­ed abor­tion ban will push Eli Lil­ly to de­vel­op plans on where to go out­side of its home of 145 years.

Speak­ing out against “one of the most re­stric­tive an­ti-abor­tion laws in the Unit­ed States,” Lil­ly said its pledge to cov­er trav­el ex­pens­es for abor­tion may not be enough to con­vince cur­rent and fu­ture em­ploy­ees to work in In­di­ana.

“We are con­cerned that this law will hin­der Lil­ly’s — and In­di­ana’s — abil­i­ty to at­tract di­verse sci­en­tif­ic, en­gi­neer­ing and busi­ness tal­ent from around the world,” reads a wide­ly re­port­ed state­ment. “Giv­en this new law, we will be forced to plan for more em­ploy­ment growth out­side our home state.”

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