Update 5/17: Readers will be shocked to learn Starbucks has joined the Moloch List, paying for "U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home."
Abortion as an employment benefit? If you work for the right companies. Whether the Dobbs decision reverses Roe v. Wade or not, the left’s meltdown over the draft decision has offered some big corporations a new way to virtue signal. They’re boasting that if employees must travel out of state to obtain legal abortions, the companies will pick up the travel costs.
So far, they’re mostly the Big Tech usual suspects, but some other industries represented on the Moloch List. The list is probably incomplete and the number of companies subsidizing infanticide will, tragically, grow.
Amazon.com: According to Reuters, the online retail giant will pay “up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, retroactively in states where the procedure is not available within 100 miles of an employee's home.”
Apple: According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple says its healthcare coverage includes abortion services and travel fees. That’s significant because Apple is expanding in Austin, Texas.
Bumble: Here’s a company that’s trying to be woker than thou:
Starting today, Bumble has created a relief fund supporting the reproductive rights of women and people across the gender spectrum who seek abortions in Texas.— Bumble (@bumble) September 1, 2021
Citigroup: The company said in its 2022 proxy statement that, “in response to changes in reproductive healthcare laws in certain states,” it would “provide travel benefits to facilitate access to adequate resources” to abort babies.
DoorDash: Employees enrolled in the company’s health plan can be reimbursed for travel out of state for abortions.
Levi Strauss & Co.: On May 4 the jeans maker said current 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.”
Lyft: An April tweet from Lyft CEO Logan Green:
Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/npCUyLAYUJ— Logan Green (@logangreen) April 30, 2022
Microsoft: The company will “support employees and their enrolled dependents in accessing critical health care — which already includes services like abortion and gender-affirming care — regardless of where they live across the U.S.” “Gender-affirming care.” How virtuous.
Salesforce: The company will go the other one better and get you out of the backward place you live. In a company Slack message, it said “If you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will help relocate you and members of your immediate family.”
United Talent Agency: Variety says the company will pick up travel expenses “related to receiving women’s reproductive health services that are not accessible in their state of residence.”
Sadly, more to come ...