Since the SCOTUS draft opinion was released last week, the whole country has been discussing the effects of what it might look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Although it was merely a draft opinion, the majority of the Supreme Court Justices voted to overturn the 1973 legislation that declared women have a "right to privacy" and therefore could abort their babies in the first trimester of pregnancy and potentially until the point of "viability" depending on state laws. Not only do many citizens have strong responses to this news, but major companies across the country are also responding in their own ways.
Telsa and Amazon Are Reportedly Covering Travel Costs for Employees To Have an Abortion out of State
Tesla released a report that shows a policy that has been in place since 2021, and although the word "abortion" isn't explicitly mentioned, it's pretty clear that this procedure is included.
“An expanded Safety Net program and health insurance offering that includes travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state," the report read. The New York Times reported on the matter and said that abortion was in fact included in this policy.
Tesla is headquartered in Austin, Texas, where most abortions are banned after six weeks gestation, and the abortion law extends liability to abortion clinics and doctors, and people who aid in an abortion. So if a woman working at Tesla wants to abort her baby, her employer will pay for the travel and lodging required for her to go to another state and receive the procedure.
Tesla is just the beginning, though. There are other companies that are offering similar policies. Amazon offers travel reimbursement for women who get an abortion (or other medical care) out of state. Headquartered in Seattle, Amazon promised employees it would reimburse up to $40,000 annually for travel expenses attached to abortions as well as medical treatments that they can't access within 100 miles of their home.
Apple, Citigroup, and Yelp are offering similar policies in which women are reimbursed for the travel they take to seek an abortion. There is some speculation that these policies are merely an attempt to save money required to fund maternity leave for these women, but there's very little evidence to support that claim. It seems much more likely that these companies are simply falling in line with the latest political and cultural trend: supporting abortion on demand at all costs.
The Supreme Court is expected to make a final decision on whether Roe v. Wade will be overturned at the end of June or early July. Until then, it seems like large corporations that play into the progressive agenda will continue to create policies that reward and encourage women to abort their babies.
It's highly disturbing that abortion is somehow twisted into being included in healthcare. This is the sneaky propaganda used to poison people's minds into thinking that abortion is anything more than the elective ending of a child's life.