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).”
The future is undoubtedly electric— Tesla (@Tesla) May 6, 2022
→ 2021 Impact Report https://t.co/Zj8onKMJrT
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.”
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.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2021
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.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.