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In response to Roe v. Wade officially being overturned, dozens of “woke” corporations have vowed to offer their female employees money to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion.
This, in turn, has sparked outrage from critics like Kelsey Bolar of the Independent Women’s Forum.
The list of companies who’ve offered to cover travel expenses for pregnant employees was already notably large thanks to a leak in May of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Immediately following the leak, Amazon, Bumble, Citigroup, Chobani, DoorDash, Hims & Hers, Levi Strauss, Lyft, Microsoft, Starbucks, Tesla, and Yelp, among a few others, all announced an abortion-expense policy, as reported at the time by Forbes.
Microsoft. Tesla. Amazon.
These companies announced they’ll cover travel costs for employees to get an abortion.
What about out-of-pocket costs for women who carry their baby to term?
This is not advocating “choice.” This is not care. This is incentivizing abortion.
— Catherine Hadro (@CatSzeltner) May 10, 2022
But thanks to Friday’s ruling, dozens of additional companies have jumped on the bandwagon, including Disney, which has already been facing heat for its support of LGBT indoctrination and its lies about Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill.
“We have processes in place so that an employee who may be unable to access care in one location has affordable coverage for receiving similar levels of care in another location. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer treatments, transplants, rare disease treatment and family planning (including pregnancy-related decisions),” the embattled children’s franchise announced in a statement, as reported by CNBC.
A Meta spokesperson meanwhile said in a statement that Facebook and Instagram will cover travel expenses “to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access out-of-state health care and reproductive services,” according to Bloomberg.
A list of all the companies that have vowed to cover travel expenses for abortion can be seen below:
- Alaska Airlines
- Amalgamated Bank
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Condé Nast
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Goldman Sachs
- Hims & Hers
- Interpublic Group
- JPMorgan Chase
- Levi Strauss
- Match Group
- Paramount Pictures
- Publicis Groupe
- Power Home Remodeling
- United Talent Agency
- Warner Brothers
Note that the list isn’t comprehensive, meaning that there may be — and likely are — other companies who’ve also announced an abortion-expense policy.
Note also that there are companies offering even more than this. Take Patagonia, which has reportedly also offered to bail out employees arrested while “protesting” the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“Patagonia said that all the company’s full and part-time employees would receive training ‘and bail for those who peacefully protest for reproductive justice’ and that employees would receive time off ‘to vote,'” according to Fox Business Network.
Patagonia appears to not be aware that peaceful protests are 100 percent legal, and that the only reason a so-called “peaceful protester” would be arrested is for breaking the law by, say, violently rioting or perhaps even committing an insurrection:
Pro-abortion insurrection: lawmakers ‘held hostage’ in Arizona Senate building, police release tear gas https://t.co/tK6Pdcvffx
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) June 25, 2022
Speaking on “Fox & Friends Weekend” this Saturday morning, Kelsey Bolar of the Independent Women’s Forum shared some tough words for all these “woke” corporations that are bending the knee to the pro-abortion mob.
She was particularly annoyed by how these companies have been putting out rhetoric acting as if they’re doing women some great service by paying for their abortion care.
“It’s about pandering to the ‘woke,’ pro-abortion base. But we have to be honest. This policy doesn’t really support women. It’s a lot cheaper and a lot easier to pay for the travel for an employee to go into another state to get an abortion than it is to pay for that woman to carry her pregnancy to term. The healthcare-related expenses associated with that, to pay for her maternity leave and to figure out company policies that can support that mother throughout her motherhood journey,” she said.
“So this is a cheap way literally and figuratively to support women. And we have to be honest. In a post-Roe world, women do need support. And individuals in leadership positions should think long and hard about what they can do to offer real assistance in the form of all sorts of policies that actually will make a difference in supporting women in whatever choice they make.”
She added that these companies’ current message is a slap in the face to women who have managed to cultivate successful careers while still being mothers.
“Really I would ask, if these companies want to put out these big public statements that they’re going to help their employees to get an abortion, what message does that send that women can’t have meaningful and successful careers and also be a mother at the same time? It really just sends the wrong message to women and young girls about what it means to be a female in corporate America,” she said.
“Companies need to take real steps to support women, support mothers in the workplace. And they also need to recognize that abortion is an issue that Americans have deeply passionate divides on,” she added. “And engaging in the abortion debate inside your company will lead to a toxic work internal environment and also of course ostracize many of your own customers. We see that in the case of Disney, which you would think would have learned their lesson.”
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