Yelp Inc., the San Francisco based online review company, announced Tuesday that they will cover all travel costs for employees who have to go to a different state for an abortion.
American corporations going woke is nothing new. But large US companies openly promoting abortion, with the possibility of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, takes their wokeness to a new level. The California-based company, Yelp, is the most recent company to pay employees to travel to other states to end the life of their unborn children. Citigroup Inc., Apple Inc., and Levi Strauss & Co. offer the same benefit.
With this new policy in place, Yelp employees will simply submit their abortion travel receipts directly to their health insurance company. “We’ve long been a strong advocate for equality in the workplace, and believe that gender equality cannot be achieved if women’s health care rights are restricted,” Miriam Warren, Yelp’s chief diversity officer, told the New York Times. Warren also believes that “the ability to control your reproductive health, and whether or when you want to extend your family, is absolutely fundamental to being able to be successful in the workplace.”
This sentiment perpetuates the lie that women can only be successful in the workplace if they have the “right” to kill their unborn child.
Yelp, along with the other companies, has put this policy into place not only out of fear of Roe v. Wade being overturned, but in response to Texas laws protecting unborn babies from abortion. Not only are large companies promoting and paying for abortions, but the California legislature wants to provide a similar benefit with S.B. 1142. This bill if passed would provide money to pregnant mothers for abortion-related costs, including expenses related to travel, lodging, childcare, meals, doula support, and translation services — both for Californians and those coming from other states. This is just one of the many bills to strengthen abortion supported by the California Future of Abortion Council.
Yelp, Citigroup, Apple, and others have made it clear that they want their employees to put their careers before their families. Women can raise their children and be successful, yet it seems these companies do not believe a woman can do both.
In response to Citigroup offering to cover the travel costs for abortion, Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization tweeted, “Forward-thinking companies: We will implement policies to empower working moms, @Citi: Here’s some cash to cover travel/accommodation costs so your child can be aborted. How poorly you think of working moms. Shame on you.”
Instead of empowering working moms, these companies, and the California Future of Abortion Council are offering incentives for women to abort their unborn children.
Women and their babies need to be supported and empowered, not pushed to believe the lie that they can only be successful with the “right” to end their unborn baby’s life.