Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court on Tuesday John Roberts confirmed that a draft document did exist, but, as he indicated, the court had not yet made a final decision.

Although alone The leak was unexpectedIt shows the ramifications of coordinated actions taken long ago in many Republican-controlled states to severely restrict access to abortion.

Employers include abortion in employee programs

Several large companies operating in states such as Texas and Oklahoma have announced their own initiatives to maintain access to abortion. According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, 26 states are “sure or likely” that abortion will be banned if Roe’s ruling is overturned.

Employers such as Citi, Apple, Yelp, and Amazon are including abortion in their extended package of existing benefits programs so that employees can be compensated for travel expenses to health care facilities that are not available near where they live.

Other companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have pledged to support transportation for people looking for places where they can abort, as well as to legally defend drivers from potential lawsuits.

Below is a list of the largest companies and their responses to restricting reproductive rights.

apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed concerns about a Texas law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detected at a meeting with city officials in September. The company quickly published a memo describing the law as “too restrictive” and announced it The occupational health plan covers those who “travel out of state to receive medical care when it is not available in their home state.”

City Group

Citi, which employs approximately 8,500 people operating in Texas, told investors in a March report that “in response to changes in reproductive health regulations in some US states, it is providing travel benefits from 2022 to facilitate access to appropriate services.” .

Amazon

On Monday, hours before a draft Supreme Court ruling was leaked, Amazon told employees it It will cover up to 4000 gap. Dollars annually for travel costs for non-life-threatening medical procedures, including elective abortion. The policy covers corporate and warehouse employees as well as their dependents who are enrolled in Premera or Aetna health plans.

sales force

Shortly after the Texas law was passed in September, Salesforce told employees through its internal communications system: “If you have concerns about reproductive health care in your state, Salesforce will help move you and your immediate family elsewhere.”

howling

“The overturning of the Roe v. Wade ruling will jeopardize the human rights of millions of women who face the loss of their freedom to make decisions about their bodies,” Yelp said in a statement on Tuesday. “Turning back the clock on the progress women have made over the past 50 years will have a seismic impact on our society and economy,” she added.

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