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Netflix, Disney, & More to Cover Employee Travel Costs For Abortions

Roe v Wade

Hollywood studios and corporations are reacting to news of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Companies such as Disney, Paramount, Comcast, Sony, and Netflix, as well as Facebook’s parent company Meta, have issued statements guaranteeing that they will cover travel costs for employees to get abortions in other states, as reported by Variety.

At this moment, Netflix told the trade publication that it “offers a travel reimbursement coverage for full-time U.S. employees and their dependents who need to travel for cancer treatment, transplants, gender-affirming care, or abortion – through our U.S. health plans. This is a $10,000 lifetime allowance per employee and/or their dependents per service.”

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Disney issued a statement guaranteeing “affordable coverage for receiving similar levels of care in another location” in regards to reproductive care and family planning. Comcast and its studio NBCUniversal also offer travel benefits for employees’ medical services that aren’t available in their respective states.

Paramount sent out a memo that read, “Reproductive health care through company-sponsored health insurance, including coverage for birth control, elective abortion care, miscarriage care and certain related travel expenses if the covered health service, such as abortion, is prohibited in your area.”

A spokesperson for Meta – which owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp – declared, “We intend to 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. We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved.”

According to Variety, other media companies such as Amazon and Lionsgate have not yet reached out for comment regarding such matters.

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