Meta Forbids Employees to Talk About Abortion

Meta Forbids Employees to Talk About Abortion

Abortion is indeed one sensitive subject, and Meta officials know it very well. An executive of the company seems to consider that the danger exists for Meta to be considered a “hostile work environment” if it doesn’t prohibit its employees from talking about abortion at work.

The executive forbids employees to discuss the topic via Workplace, citing precisely the possible risk mentioned above, according to The Verge.

Watch out for Meta’s “Respectful Communication Policy”

The same publication mentioned above reminds us of Meta’s “Respectful Communication Policy,” which states that “opinions or debates about abortion being right or wrong, availability or rights of abortion, and political, religious, and humanitarian views on the topic,” are prohibited from being discussed by the employees.

The Verge also informs about the comments made by Janelle Gale, the VP of HR of Meta, who considers that “even if people are respectful, and they’re attempting to be respectful about their view on abortion, it can still leave people feeling like they’re being targeted based on their gender or religion.” 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each year across the world, roughly 73 million induced abortions happen. The same authority reveals that six in ten unintended pregnancies, as well as 3 out of 10 of all the pregnancies, will result in induced abortion.

On October 28, 2021, the hugely popular Facebook company that owns the Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp platforms changed its name to Meta. The purpose is to try to own the metaverse, meaning a 3D concept version of the internet. Several companies are already taking the metaverse as seriously as possible and are working on making it possible.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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