On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade which had made abortion legal nationwide since 1973.
Since May 2022, when a memo previewing the “predicted” ruling was leaked, companies have been releasing statements promising to extend their benefits packages to include travel (and other expenses incurred) for employees seeking abortion (and reproductive care) outside their home state.
Following the official Supreme Court ruling on June 24, that list of organizations has grown.
In this article, you’ll find:
- a list of 60+ companies offering benefits for abortion access
- statements on abortion access benefits from some of the most prominent brands in the U.S.
60+ co.s with benefits for abortion access
Here’s a quick look at 60+ companies offering abortion access benefits following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 24, 2022:
- Alaska Air Group Credit Union
- American Express
- Apollo Global Management Inc
- Bank of America
- Carlyle Group
- Condé Nast
- CVS Health
- Deutsche Bank
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Goldman Sachs Group
- Intel Corp
- Johnson & Johnson
- JPMorgan Chase & Co
- Levi Strauss & Co
- Lyft Inc
- Morgan Stanley
- Procter and Gamble
- Ralph Lauren
- Ulta Beauty
- United Talent Agency
- Walgreens Boots Alliance
- The Walt Disney Company
- Wells Fargo
- Zillow Group
Did I miss anyone? Let us know, and we’ll keep adding companies to this list.
Statements from big brands on abortion access benefits
Some companies have made firm statements about their stance on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. While others have taken the opportunity to show their dedication to all of their employees’ feelings (and opinions).
The main themes are about equality and inclusivity, focusing on providing equitable healthcare benefits to all. Here are a few of those statements:
We have expanded the list of medical treatments that are eligible for travel expense reimbursement. This list will now include cancer treatment, organ transplants at centers of excellence, reproductive health care including abortion, and hospital admissions for mental health conditions.Bank of America
Protection of reproductive rights is a critical business issue impacting our work force, our economy and progress toward gender and racial equity.Levi Strauss
Employers like us may be the last line of defense. There’s no reason we should be putting our employees in the position of having to choose between keeping their job or carrying out an unwanted pregnancy.Sarah Jackel, COO Civitech
We have and will always prioritize inclusive benefits to create a world-class culture for our employees.Adobe
It is a crushing blow to reproductive rights that have been protected for nearly half a century.Roger Lynch, CEO Condé Nast
Not only is supporting access to comprehensive reproductive care for our colleagues pivotal in supporting our women-led work force, but also crucial to our commitment toward full gender parity and equal opportunity in the workplace and broader society.H&M
Today’s SCOTUS ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplace since Roe.Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO Yelp
We know that many Amazonians are experiencing strong emotions following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. As a company with 1.6 million employees, there are a lot of different viewpoints on this topic across our team, and we work to be respectful of everyone’s perspectives while also taking care of and supporting our employees’ personal medical needs.Amazon
Restricting a woman’s ability and choices in obtaining health care is inequitable and harmful to the advancement of women.Antonio Neri, CEO HPE
It doesn’t matter what you believe, it doesn’t matter where you live, it’s about access to health care.Sara Kelly, VP Starbucks
We believe that access to safe and legal abortion is absolutely critical to keeping women and those with female assigned reproductive systems healthy and empowered to make their own choices about their future, and to pursue their missions and ambitions.OpenSea
Why I wrote this:
Ongig is on a mission to create effective and inclusive job descriptions. This means staying on top of hot topics in the media related to HR topics (like the recent Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion) and how it affects employee benefits you might list in your JDs.
Thanks to my sources:
- Factbox: Companies offering abortion travel benefits to U.S. workers by Reuters
- These Companies Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions by Emma Goldberg
- ‘To the detriment of our entire society’: CEOs react to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by Tristan Bove
- These U.S. companies will cover travel costs for employees who need an abortion by Clare Duffy