On Friday, Tesla joined ranks with major companies offering travel compensation for employees seeking to get an abortion but living in states where they are banned.
These companies are literally paying their employees to murder their unborn babies. This makes me sick!
The news comes days after supreme court documents were leaked indicating that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, striking down the nationwide right to an abortion and leaving the decision up to individual states.
In its 2021 Impact Report released on Friday, the electric-car company stated it had expanded its health coverings to include ‘travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state.’
Although abortion is not specifically mentioned in the report, the move occurred as Tesla prepared to move its headquarters from California to Texas, which has more restrictive abortion regulations.
Tesla also offers a number of services related to “family planning,” according to the report — such as up to $40,000 for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), $25,000 for adoption, and 16 weeks of paid family leave.
Republican lawmakers have already begun a battle with corporations providing abortion assistance to their employees, including Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, who said he is planning to propose legislation that would bar local government in Texas from dealing with businesses that offer such help.
More details from the Daily Wire report on corporations who promised to pay for employees’ abortion-related expenses:
Amazon announced on Monday that it would pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses for employees who want to go out of state to get an abortion. With the new policy, if an employee could not procure an abortion within 100 miles of her home, Amazon would cover travel expenses for the employee.
Meanwhile, iconic jean maker Levi Strauss and Co. said on Wednesday that “under our current benefits plan, Levi Strauss & Co. 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.”
Likewise, investment bank Citigroup wrote in a filing for its April shareholders’ meeting that “in response to changes in reproductive healthcare laws in certain states in the U.S., beginning in 2022 we provide travel benefits to facilitate access to adequate resources.”
Some of the corporations’ moves as Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to Politico, confirming that the Supreme Court appears to be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 ruling that claimed a right to privacy in the Fourteenth Amendment that permits women to procure abortions.