Austin-based companies Tesla and Bumble offer employees out-of-state abortion fees


The Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion on overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade sparked nationwide protests and left the future of abortion rights hanging in the balance.

If the 1973 court ruling were overturned, abortion would be banned in several US states, including Texas.

Nearly a dozen large, well-known companies have announced financial resources for employees needing or wanting an abortion. These companies offer travel expenses if employees need to seek abortion services outside of their home country.

Among those offering these benefits are two Austin-based companies, Bumble and Tesla.

Bumble released a statement shortly after the draft SCOTUS advisory leaked.

The full statement reads as follows:

“We are appalled by the rumors of the Supreme Court decision that surfaced earlier last week. At Bumble, we strongly believe in the right of women to choose and exercise full control over their bodies. Safety, family planning confidentiality and freedom are essential for equality for all.

We believe in equitable access and protection for women at every stage of their reproductive journey. And we will continue to fight for the rights and protection of women everywhere. The health and safety of our team is our top priority and this includes access to abortion care. We will continue to partner with organizations that strive to provide access to reproduction for all.”

Other dating apps, such as Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge, have also allocated funds to help with abortion travel costs for employees.

Elon Musk’s Tesla offers similar benefits. In Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report, the company lists the following statement as compensation paid to employees since last year:

“An expanded safety net program and health insurance package that includes travel and accommodation assistance for those who may need to seek health services that are not available in their home country. ”

Amazon, Citigroup, Apple, Yelp, and many more are other big companies that provide employees with out-of-state healthcare costs.

FOX Business contributed to this report


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