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Apple responds to Roe v. Wade rollback | NEWSRUX

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021.

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Apple staff can use their firm advantages to journey out-of-state to obtain medical care, the corporate confirmed on Friday. The profit has been accessible to staff for over 10 years, the corporate stated.

The assertion comes as firms across the nation, together with Alphabet, Amazon, and Meta are committing to pay for workers to journey to obtain abortions if they’re in states the place it’s banned after the Supreme Courtroom’s resolution on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, rolling again the federal proper to obtain an abortion.

“As we have stated earlier than, we assist our staff’ rights to make their very own selections concerning their reproductive well being. For greater than a decade, Apple’s complete advantages have allowed our staff to journey out-of-state for medical care whether it is unavailable of their dwelling state,” an Apple spokesperson informed CNBC.

In September, Apple stated in an inner memo that it was monitoring authorized proceedings about abortion legal guidelines in Texas, and stated on the time that the corporate’s advantages give staff the power to get medical care out-of-state if it is unavailable of their dwelling state.

Individually, the choice overturning Roe v. Wade has highlighted well being apps and the priority over the information they accumulate, reminiscent of menstrual cycle monitoring, which some advocates say might be used to prosecute individuals who search abortions in states the place it’s unlawful.

Apple’s Well being app does have a cycle monitoring function, and if knowledge is uploaded to Apple’s servers for backup and the person has two-factor authentication on, then it is encrypted, that means that Apple can not learn the information.

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