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The largest and most powerful US-based corporation announced on May 2 that it will join a growing list of “woke” companies that will reimburse its employees for abortions. Amazon will pay up to $4,000 annually so they may travel to receive an abortion and other “non-life threatening” medical treatment.
Trade publication SHRM reports:
Amazon’s new benefit, retroactively effective to Jan. 1, applies if abortion procedures or other operations are not available within 100 miles of an employee’s home. It is open to U.S. employees or covered dependents, whether they work in a corporate office or a warehouse. Amazon employs 1.1 million full- and part-time workers throughout the U.S.
In March, Citigroup disclosed that it would cover out-of-state travel costs for employees seeking an abortion if they are located in Texas and other states where access to abortion has been restricted. After the investment banking firm’s announcement, other big companies—including Apple, Levi Strauss, Yelp, Match, Lyft and Uber—said that they, too, would pay for out-of-state abortion travel under their health plans.
On May 3, Politico reported that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 court ruling that legalized abortion throughout the U.S.