It used to be sad enough that many companies covered abortion in their health plan, but now at least 56 companies have expanded their benefits to include abortion-related travel expenses.
Following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Supreme Court decision, several large employers announced travel reimbursements to states where abortion will remain legal, and the Dobbs decision prompted more companies to join the list.
What’s behind the decision to cover abortion travel costs? Is motivation an awakening or a sign of virtue? Or is it more about keeping employees at work rather than having them take time off or leave completely because of a new baby?
While several of these companies have said their interest in the issue is to support women’s “choices” and “health care”, the question has been raised whether profit is the motivation.
The issue has also brought maternity leave and reimbursement of adoption travel costs to the fore.
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Pregnancy Help News contacted Hewlett Packard, Estee Lauder, Uber and Proctor and Gamble, asking if travel costs and expenses to give birth or adopt a child are covered for employees.
Only Proctor and Gamble responded vaguely stating, “We reimburse full-time employees for certain adoption-related expenses.”
Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, JD Vance, was among those who commented on companies paying for women to travel out of state to abort their children, indicating at Newsweek“If your worldview tells you that it’s bad for women to become mothers but liberating for them to work 90 hours a week in a cubicle at New York Times or Goldman Sachs, you got screwed.”
Kelsey Bolar, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, Told the daily call that some companies encourage abortion for women because it is easier to pay for than health care, maternity leave, or child health benefits.
“Offering to pay for an employee’s abortion is a cheap way, literally and figuratively, for companies to ‘support’ women,” Bolar said. “After all, it’s much easier for companies to pay for an employee to have an abortion than for companies to pay for a pregnant woman’s health care benefits, maternity leave and new care benefits. of her child’s health.
“None of these companies put out press releases explaining what they are doing in light of deer to support working mothers,” Bolar continued. “It’s not pro-woman. It’s anti-mother.
Many companies on the abortion coverage list offer nothing to support a family adopting a child.
Yet companies such as Netflix are now saying they will cover abortion travel up to $10,000.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (right) has introduced a “No Tax Relief for Radical Corporate Activism Act,” which would prohibit employers from deducting expenses related to travel expenses for the abortion of their employees.
“Our tax code should be family-friendly and promote a culture of life,” Rubio said in a statement quoted by Newsweek.
Other companies addition out of state abortion travel benefits, The hill reports, include Amazon, Yelp, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Tesla, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Mastercard, Lyft, Disney, Meta, Comcast, Airbnb, Patagonia, DoorDash, PayPal, Reddit, Meta, Zillow and Uber.
A list of 56 companies was posted by The Washington Stand. This list includes Macy’s, Zillow, Kroger, Chobani, Google and American Express.
“We have long been a strong advocate for equality in the workplace and believe that gender equality cannot be achieved if women’s health rights are curtailed,” said Miriam Warren, Head of diversity at Yelp, in a statement.
FoxNews host Tucker Carlson said recently that companies paying for abortions are “against families” and do so only for their own financial gain.
“Notice that abortion is the red line for them,” he said. said. “Abortion? Of all questions, why is it so important to them? Well, of course, employees without families are much cheaper for the company.”
“It’s much cheaper to pay for an abortion than it is to pay for maternity leave or an additional name on the insurance policy,” Carlson said. “So it’s all about the money for corporate America. It always is. Families are bad for big business. Therefore, they’re against families.”
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Carlson, Vance and Bolar were joined in their assessment by daily threadis Matt Walsh.
“Billion dollar companies offering to pay for their employees’ abortions so they can go straight back to their cabins and not miss any maternity leave is honestly the most dystopian thing I’ve ever seen,” Walsh pointed out. “Really scary stuff.
Meanwhile, a company rejects the trend of abortion coverage.
Buffer Insurance announced a new initiative, the daily thread reports declaring that they are happy to cover the medical expenses related to the birth of a child and the travel expenses to adopt a child. Although the Texas small business is not well known to date, that could change as pro-life supporters seek alternatives to companies that subsidize abortion.