Disney and Netflix will pay travel expenses for employees to have abortions

Disney and Netflix will pay travel expenses for employees to have abortions
  • Following the ruling, as many as 26 US states are expected to further restrict or ban abortions.
  • Disney, Netflix, JP Morgan, Meta, Conde Nast and Yelp have come out to say they will cover the expenses of staff forced to travel out of the country for an abortion.
  • However, companies that offer reimbursement for abortion-related travel are potentially vulnerable to lawsuits by pro-life groups.

Following yesterday’s decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the american women the right to abortionThousands of protests were held in cities and towns across the United States.

Following the ruling, it is expected that up to 26 US states. further restrict or ban abortionswhich will make it harder for employees to terminate pregnancies unless they travel to states where the procedure is allowed.

In a move to show support for women and their right to choose, companies like Disney, Netflix, JP Morgan, Meta, Conde Nast and Yelp They have come out to say that they will cover the expenses of the personnel forced to travel outside the country state for an abortion.

Committed to providing comprehensive access to quality, affordable care for all

According to him Daily Mail Disney said yesterday in an internal memo to staff that would cover the cost of employees who need to travel elsewhere to access careincluding abortions, in light of the Supreme Court decision.

The company employs 195,000 people worldwide, including approximately 80,000 in Floridawhere Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation.

Disney told employees on Friday that recognizes the impact of the decision on abortionbut remains committed to providing comprehensive access to quality health care, including abortions, according to a Disney spokesperson.

“We recognize the impact of the ruling and remain committed to providing comprehensive access to affordable, quality care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live,” Disney said.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.the largest bank in the United States, also joined the growing list of major companies that will cover the expenses of your employees in the US who need to travel to have a legal abortion, and the co-founder and CEO of Yelp, Jeremy Stoppelmansaid the ruling ‘jeopardizes women’s health, denies them their human rights and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made towards gender equality in the workplace since Roe’.

However, their support for women’s rights to choose has a cost, experts warn, since companies that offer reimbursement for abortion-related travel are potentially vulnerable to lawsuits by pro-life groups and Republican-led states, and even potential criminal penalties.

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Lawyers and other experts said employers could face claims that their policies violate state laws that prohibit, facilitate or aid and abet abortions.

Companies that have agreed to pay the costs of abortion of workers

  • Disney It said it will cover the cost of “family planning” travel for any worker who can’t access care where they live, including “pregnancy-related decisions.”
  • buzzfeed will provide a stipend to employees for traveling out of state to access legal abortion services.
  • amazon will provide $4,000 for travel expenses outside 100 miles of an employee’s home.
  • starbucks will reimburse all abortion travel expenses that are not available within a 100-mile radius.
  • yelp will reimburse travel expenses for employees who are unable to access services in their home state.
  • microsoft will reimburse employees for travel expenses related to an abortion.
  • Manzana will cover all travel expenses.
  • Netflix will pay up to $10,000 for travel reimbursement for abortions.
  • Tesla pays for travel and lodging for employees who have abortions outside of their home state.
  • Levi Strauss & Co. said it would reimburse workers who travel out of state for abortions.
  • JPMorgan Chase said it would expand its health plan to cover travel expenses for female employees who have abortions.
  • starbucks will reimburse travel expenses for an abortion or gender affirmation procedure that is not available within 100 miles of an employee’s home.
  • Citi Group will provide travel benefits for abortions.
  • master card will pay for travel and lodging for employees who need to travel out of state for abortion services.

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