With the shocking leak of a draft opinion, in early May, indicating five U.S. Supreme Court justices want to overturn Roe v. Wade, many well-known companies have announced they will pay their employees’ expenses to travel out of state to get an abortion if the state they are living in bans killing unborn children.
- Apple – The powerhouse tech company announced it would cover $4,000 in travel costs for U.S. employees who are seeking abortion and transgender surgeries.
- Amazon.com – Amazon, the second-largest U.S. private employer, announced it will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses for medical treatments, including abortions.
- Citigroup Inc. – The bank will cover any travel expenses, such as airfare and lodging that employees may incur if they are forced to travel to have an abortion. Citigroup Inc. announced this decision in response to Texas’s near-total abortion ban.
- Levi Strauss & CO – This clothing company will reimburse employees for healthcare-related travel expenses for services not available in their home state, which they have included abortion in these services.
- Microsoft Corp. – Microsoft announced they will help their employees access abortion, and transgender drugs and surgeries. Microsoft will include travel expense assistance where care is limited in an employee’s home state.
- Starbucks Corporation – The well-known coffee chain announced they will pay for U.S. employees’ travel expenses for both abortion and gender reassignment procedures if the services are not available within 100 miles of the employee’s home.
- Tesla Inc. – The American automotive company announced that it has expanded its Safety Net program to include “travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state.”
- United Talent Agency – The agency has promised to reimburse employees for travel expenses to access abortion if it is not available in their home state.
- Yelp Inc. – The San Francisco based online review company announced that they will cover all travel costs for employees who have to go to a different state for an abortion.
These American corporations by promoting abortion 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. Instead of empowering working moms, these companies are offering incentives for women to abort their unborn children.