Update: Make it the Moloch 21. According to the Washington Examiner, retail grocery giant Kroger said "employees at the stores can reportedly receive up to $4,000 in coverage for healthcare and travel for reproductive services, which includes abortion."
With the left completely melting down over Roe v. Wade, woke corporations have found a new way to virtue signal: Abortion access as a fringe benefit.
MRC Culture is keeping a running tally of companies offering to help employees from states where abortion is illegal to travel to murder their children.
Amazon.com: According to Reuters, the online retail giant will pay “up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, retroactively in states where the procedure is not available within 100 miles of an employee's home.”
Apple: According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple says its healthcare coverage includes abortion services and travel fees. That’s significant because Apple is expanding in Austin, Texas.
Bumble: Here’s a company that’s trying to be woker than thou:
Starting today, Bumble has created a relief fund supporting the reproductive rights of women and people across the gender spectrum who seek abortions in Texas.— Bumble (@bumble) September 1, 2021
Citigroup: The company said in its 2022 proxy statement that, “in response to changes in reproductive healthcare laws in certain states,” it would “provide travel benefits to facilitate access to adequate resources” to abort babies.
Disney: The House of Mouse plans to extend its “family planning” benefit to any worker who cannot access abortion where they live.
Dicks: The sports good store will reimburse as much as $40,000 in abortion travel expenses.
DoorDash: Employees enrolled in the company’s health plan can be reimbursed for travel out of state for abortions.
JPMorgan Chase: Will expand travel benefits for any employee seeking an abortion more than 50 miles away.
Levi Strauss & Co.: On May 4 the jeans maker said current employees are “eligible for reimbursement for healthcare-related travel expenses for services not available in their home state, including those related to reproductive health care and abortion.”
Lyft: An April tweet from Lyft CEO Logan Green:
Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/npCUyLAYUJ— Logan Green (@logangreen) April 30, 2022
Microsoft: The company will “support employees and their enrolled dependents in accessing critical health care — which already includes services like abortion and gender-affirming care — regardless of where they live across the U.S.” “Gender-affirming care.” How virtuous.
Netflix: The streaming giant will offer $10,000 to employees who want to have an “abortion vacation”
Salesforce: The company will go the other one better and get you out of the backward place you live. In a company Slack message, it said “If you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will help relocate you and members of your immediate family.”
Starbucks: paying for “U.S employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren’t available within 100 miles of a worker’s home”
United Talent Agency: Variety says the company will pick up travel expenses “related to receiving women’s reproductive health services that are not accessible in their state of residence.”
No surprises here and more corporations will soon follow.