Tesla covers shipping costs for employees to get out-of-state abortions, joining similar of Citigroup and Yelp like various government regulations have limited access to an abortion.
The company said in its 2021 impact report released by on on Friday that it began offering “travel and accommodation support for those who May need apply for medical services that are not available in them home state” last year.
Texas, where Tesla is based, has several of the most stringent abortion laws in the country. past year the state banned the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy. In Congress, some legislators already threatening actions against companies that offer such benefits, including Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida.
another Tesla fertility benefits include IVF and egg freezing as well as up up to $25,000 for both adoption and surrogacy. Tesla offers 16 weeks of paid family leave.
Because the draft opinion received by Politico and published on Monday showed the Supreme Court’s intent to dismiss the Roe v. Wade case, and the court upheld its veracity, the companies were relatively calm.
Other companies with employees in Texas offered to pay for shipping costs or help in other methods; some said out directly about their faith in access for abortion treatment.
Citigroup disclosed in March that he covered the journey for workers wishing to have an abortion outside them home state. About 8500 employees work for Citygroup in Texas. Yelp, which has just over 200 employees in Texas, announced in April that he will cover the costs for workers who need to travel out of state for abortions.