24.06.2022 22:35:42 - dpa-AFX: Several US Companies To Cover Travel Costs For Abortion

BURBANK (dpa-AFX) - Several major U.S. companies, including Walt Disney,
Netflix, Meta and JPMorgan Chase, have assured their employees that they will
cover travel costs to states that allow legal abortions. The decision was made
in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade on
Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued a decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the
landmark ruling that established a woman's constitutional right to have an
abortion for nearly fifty years.

The 6-3 decision comes roughly two months after a leaked draft of an opinion
indicated the court's conservative majority's intent to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito notes the U.S. Constitution makes
no reference to abortion and argues no such right is implicitly protected by any
constitutional provision, including the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment.

In an internal memo to employees, JPMorgan told its workers that from July they
will be able to access additional covered benefits under the U.S. Medical Plan.
Those changes include 'family-building benefits, such as cryopreservation,' and
enhanced benefits for LGBT+ workers, the bank said.

Video streaming giant Netflix said it will offer a $10,000 lifetime allowance
for travel reimbursement for cancer treatment, transplants, gender affirming
care, or abortion.

Disney has told employees that a benefit for those who may be unable to access
care in their location covers travel to another location, including for
pregnancy-related decisions.

Meta, Facebook's parent company, will 'offer travel expense reimbursements, to
the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access
out-of-state health care and reproductive services.'

Paramount, Comcast, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Sony all issued similar
statements expanding employee healthcare.



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Name WKN Börse Kurs Datum/Zeit Diff. Diff. % Geld Brief Erster Schluss
DISNEY (WALT) CO. 855686 Frankfurt 118,260 12.08.22 21:23:11 +2,900 +2,51% 0,000 0,000 115,500 115,360
NETFLIX INC. DL-,001 552484 Frankfurt 241,650 12.08.22 20:51:22 +5,400 +2,29% 0,000 0,000 237,450 236,250
META PLATF. A DL-,000006 A1JWVX Frankfurt 175,400 12.08.22 19:26:21 +4,020 +2,35% 0,000 0,000 172,080 171,380

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