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Eli Lilly Says Indiana Abortion Law Forces Hiring Out-of-State

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The Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photographer: Doug McSchooler/Bloomberg

Eli Lilly & Co., one of Indiana’s largest employers, said the state’s freshly passed restrictions on abortion would force the drug maker to “plan for more employment growth outside our home state.”

A growing list of companies, including Citigroup Inc., Apple Inc., Bumble Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co., are offering benefits for reproductive-care services in states that have imposed restrictions. But Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly’s announcement marks a swift escalation by a multinational that employs 10,000 people in Indiana, where the drug maker was founded in 1876.