Amazon recently announced they would add a new benefit to their current health plan for travel reimbursements. They included several non life threatening procedures to the plan, one of them includes the widely controversial act of aborting human fetuses.
According to USA Today, Amazon told its staff that it would pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses for non-life threatening medical treatments that include abortion. Amazon told their employees that if they aren't able to have an operation within 100 miles of their home and virtual care is not available, then they could be reimbursed for the travel expenses. Amazons new benefit will start in early 2023.
Amazon has clearly taken a stance on the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide the fate of this ruling by the end of June, 2022. If the ruling is overturned, abortion would be banned in 23 states immediately.
Amazon isn't the only company to join the abortion bandwagon. Starbucks has made a new company policy to include traveling to get abortions as well. According to Independent Starbucks will pay for travel expenses for abortions if those services aren't within 100 miles of the employees home.
Amazon and Starbucks aren't the only ones. Fortune.com lists these major companies as well: Apple, Tesla, Citigroup, Yelp, Match, Bumble, Levi Strauss , Lyft, and Uber.