Tesla is protecting transportation prices for workers to get out-of-state abortions, becoming a member of the likes of Citigroup and Yelp as numerous state laws have restricted entry to abortion.
The corporate mentioned in its 2021 impression report, launched on Friday, that it had begun providing “journey and lodging assist for individuals who may have to hunt healthcare providers which can be unavailable of their dwelling state” final 12 months.
Texas, the place Tesla is predicated, has among the nation’s most restrictive abortion legal guidelines. Final 12 months the state banned the process after about six weeks of being pregnant. In Congress, some lawmakers are already threatening actions towards corporations that supply such advantages, together with Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida.
Tesla’s different fertility advantages embody I.V.F. and egg freezing, in addition to as much as $25,000 for each adoption and surrogacy. Tesla provides 16 weeks of paid household depart.
Since a draft opinion obtained by Politico and revealed on Monday confirmed the Supreme Courtroom’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the Courtroom confirmed its veracity, corporations have been comparatively quiet.
Different corporations with staff in Texas have provided to pay for transportation prices or assist in different methods; some have spoken out instantly about their perception in entry to abortion care.
Citigroup disclosed in March that it was protecting journey for workers looking for abortions exterior their dwelling state. Some 8,500 staff work for Citigroup in Texas. Yelp, which has simply over 200 staff in Texas, introduced in April that it will cowl bills for employees who wanted to journey out of state for abortions.