Tesla has joined a list of other companies offering compensation for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.
According to the company’s 2021 Impact Report, which was released Friday, Tesla expanded its health insurance to include “travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state”.
Last year, the company moved its headquarters from California to Texas, where abortions after six weeks have been banned.
The news comes shortly after a leaked draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade was published.
The draft was confirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts, who also opened an investigation into the leak.
A growing list of companies have revealed healthcare plans to allow employees to travel out-of-state for procedures that are not offered near home.
Apple, Amazon, Levi Strauss & Co., Citigroup, Uber, and Lyft are just a few of the companies willing to aid employees amidst concerns that Roe will be overturned.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida introduced a bill this week that would “prevent companies from making tax deductions for employees’ abortion-related travel costs or for gender-affirming care for minors,” reported Business Insider.
“Too often our corporations find loopholes to subsidize the murder of unborn babies or horrific ‘medical’ treatments on kids,” he said. “My bill would make sure this does not happen”.