Abortion banned in the USA: These companies are ready to pay for their employees

Friday, June 24, 2022, cancellation by Roe V. Wade. No one will forget this date, this day when everything changed for American women. The Supreme Court has decided to put an end to the federal right to abortion, which has existed for 50 years. A real abandonment for women, who can count on the support of large companies. A small gesture that really matters.

Much more than moral support generally translated into a public denunciation of the situation, many large American and international companies on American soil have decided to act to protect their employees. Thus, for those residing in an anti-abortion state, companies agree to fully pay travel and clinic expenses.

Here is what they say in detail.

Patagonia, more than health insurance

The famous American brand has decided to support its employees in this crisis. Thus, in addition to taking care of its employees for health insurance, it decides to cover travel expenses in the event of an abortion. A position, to which the leaders wished to add a few words “This means supporting our employees’ choice of whether and when they want to have a child.”

Lyft and Uber, an extra burden for their drivers

To be reimbursed for travel expenses to go to an abortion clinic is good. But finding a driver to get there is better. With the ban in several states, drivers too find themselves in danger. If the police decide to carry out a check, and the Uber or Lyft driver transports a woman to an abortion clinic in another state, he could find himself in a delicate situation. Thus, the two companies took the lead. Uber said, “We will also continue to support drivers, reimbursing legal costs if a driver is sued under state law for providing transportation on our platform to a clinic.” Followed by Lyft, which says it is strengthening its legal defense commitment for the same reason.

They also support their employees, covering travel costs.

Condé Nast, the little extra gesture

Chief executive Roger Lynch said the company would cover the travel and accommodation costs of its employees in the event of an abortion.

Bank of America, an exemplary list

The reference bank in the USA had a list of medical treatments eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses. Since June 24, 2022, it has decided to update it. From now on, travel expenses will be eligible for treatment: cancer, organ transplants in reputable centers, admissions for mental health problems, as well as for reproductive health care, including abortion.

Other companies support their employees for abortion

  • disney
  • Airbnb
  • netflix
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • BuzzFeed
  • Microsoft
  • Civitech
  • Warner Brothers
  • You’re here
  • Yelp
  • Reddit
  • PayPal
  • Danone
  • Levi Strauss
  • DoorDash
  • Zillow
  • H&M
  • Google
  • Vimeo
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Adobe
  • Salesforce
  • Amazon
  • Vox Media
  • intuitive
  • Accenture
  • Starbucks
  • Expedia
  • Meta
  • Box
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Impossible Foods
  • Ford-Motor
  • yahoo
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Deloitte US
  • The Body Shop
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Nike
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Chobani
  • OpenSea
  • Discord
  • Nordstrom
  • Bumble
  • Rivian
  • Match Group

A beautiful solidarity, even if it will unfortunately not change the opinion of the Supreme Court.

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