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Following the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, Several Companies Have Taken the Initiative to Support Their Employees

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Meta joins the plethora of companies that will support employees seeking an abortion

Roe v. Wade was just invalidated by the Supreme Court on Friday, meaning that women in America will no longer be able to access safe and legal abortion services unless they cross over to states that still allow them.

The decision has drawn broad anger from across social media because it protects nothing less than a woman’s right – fertilized or not –to choose what happens to her body while pregnant.

The landmark ruling was instated nearly five decades ago, and the court’s decision is set to change the reproductive health landscape in America, giving individual states power over abortion policies and paving the way for them to pass new restrictions.

State officials revealed that new abortion banned could be enforced on Friday afternoon.

The recent Supreme Court decision has many people questioning if they will be required to travel across state lines for an abortion. As a result, corporations headquartered in Republican-controlled states promise financial support.

The Supreme Court’s decision may soon require people seeking an abortion to travel across state lines, adding to the headache of the expensive healthcare service. As a result, many corporations headquartered in Republican-controlled states promise financial support to employees seeking abortions in the affected states.

Here is a list of companies that offer support for staff members.

Meta

Meta, one of the biggest brands today, offers travel expense reimbursement for employees seeking out-of-state health care and reproductive services.

“We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.

Apple

The benefits package offered by Apple allows employees to travel out of state for medical care if it’s prohibited in their home state, according to an Apple spokesperson.

Disney

Disney is taking care of its employees and their families with access to affordable health coverage in other locations. The company’s benefit also covers pregnancy-related decisions and family planning services that are needed.

Nike

The company just released a statement saying they will be covering travel and lodging expenses for employees traveling to avail of healthcare services. The statement reads:

“No matter where our teammates are on their family planning journey – from contraception and abortion to coverage, to pregnancy and family-building support through fertility, surrogacy, and adoption benefits – we are here to support their decisions.”

Bumble

The dating app company announced its support for employees’ access to the healthcare services they need, including abortion. A spokesperson said Bumble would donate money to two organizations: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and Planned Parenthood Federation America.

Microsoft

Microsoft is one of many companies that have extended financial support for critical healthcare, including travel expenses related to abortion or gender-affirming care, after the draft to overturn Roe was leaked.

Netflix

Netflix has a generous benefits package for its employees, including a $10k lifetime allowance and reimbursement on travel expenses for abortions and gender-affirming care.

Based in LA, Alice Blake is a senior reporter for Kivo Daily. She primarily covers entrepreneurs.

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