Microsoft has joined a growing list of companies that say they will help pay if employees travel for abortion or gender confirmed health care.
Redmond, Washington – the U.S. – based technology giant said on Monday that it would “support employees and their registered families in accessing key medical services – including abortion and gender confirmation care – wherever they live in the United States.
“This support is expanding, including travel grants for these and other medical services, as access to medical services is limited in the geographical area of employees,” the company added in a statement.
A week ago, Amazon took a similar step, promising to reimburse up to $4000 a year for travel and accommodation expenses to U.S. employees to obtain medical services, including abortion, which are not available within 100 miles of their homes.
Including yelp, Citigroup and Levi Strauss & amp; Other companies, including Co., are also taking action after politico last week released a leaked draft supreme court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 national decision to legalize abortion. Seattle startup glowforge took action in early April.
The Guttmacher Institute has identified states that may ban abortion if Roe v. Wade loses (orange section below). The interactive version of this map shows the distance women need care.