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Amazon, Tesla among Businesses to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Abortions Out of State

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Amazon, Tesla among Businesses to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Abortions Out of State

Amazon, Tesla among Businesses to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Abortions Out of State


After a recently leaked draft opinion revealed that the Supreme Court will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, many well-known companies, including Amazon, Tesla and Apple, announced that they will provide funding for employees who need to travel out of state to get an abortion.

On Friday, Tesla posted its 2021 “Impact Report” on Twitter. According to the report, last year,  Telsa amplified its “Safety Net program and health insurance” to include “travel and lodging support” for employees who “may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state (pg. 31).”

Last December, Tesla relocated from California to Texas, which, last year, banned abortions after a heartbeat is detected. When the abortion ban was signed into law, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted,  “In general, I believe government should rarely impose its will upon the people, and, when doing so, should aspire to maximize their cumulative happiness. That said, I would prefer to stay out of politics.”

On the same day the draft opinion was leaked, Amazon told its employees that the company would pay up to $4,000 in yearly travel expenses for non-life-threatening medical treatments, including abortions. According to Reuters, Amazon covers up to $10,000 in annual travel reimbursements for employees dealing with life-threatening issues.

Apple, an influential technology company worth over $ 3 million, will also cover travel expenses for out-of-state abortions for its employees. Last September, Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that travel costs would be covered by their medical insurance.

As reported by ChurchLeaders.com, companies such as Citigroup, Levi Strauss, Yelp, Uber, and Lyft all currently provide some form of assistance to employees traveling to other states for abortions.

More companies are expected to help their employees get abortions as states like Idaho, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, and Oklahoma have passed or plan to pass Texas-style abortion bans.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.