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Alaska Air Reimburses Employees' Abortion Costs
Despite the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Alaska Air continues to reimburse employee travel expenses for medical procedures if they are not available where they live. The Senior Vice President of People of the airline, Andy Schneider, stated last week that “its policy had not changed.”
He continues, “Just as we always have, our company will continue to provide employees with extensive benefits to support their health and well-being, no matter where they live… today’s Supreme Court decision does not change that.”
There is now a growing number of companies offering to pay for employees to get access to reproductive health. Disney, United Airlines, Netflix, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lyft, Amazon, Comcast, and JP Morgan also released similar statements regarding abortion-related travel.
However, these companies will have to navigate the legal system very carefully in order to do so in states where abortions will now be prohibited.
NBC News reports, that state lawmakers in Texas have already threatened Citigroup and Lyft. Last month, Lyft Chief Executive Logan Green received a letter from a group of Republican lawmakers that said Texas “will take swift and decisive action” if the ride-hailing company implements the policy.