Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, large companies such as Bank of America, BlackRock, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Disney, Goldman Sachs, H&M, Macy’s, Nike, Nordstrom, and Snap all pledged to pay thousands of dollars for their female employees to kill their babies in utero.
Under the guise of expanding “health care” policies to better accommodate women, big businesses all over the nation are going to great and murderous lengths to ensure they don’t have to deal with pregnant employees and maternity leave. The approach exposes how corporations evaluate women’s worth and working potential based on the state of their wombs.
Even before the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling was released last week, big businesses such as Airbnb, Amazon, DoorDash, JPMorgan Chase, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Netflix, Patagonia, PayPal, Reddit, Starbucks, Tesla, and Yelp had already promised they would cover the travel costs of their women workers to get abortions in different states.
Google’s Chief People Officer Fiona Cicconi even offered men and women at the Big Tech company the opportunity to “apply for relocation without justification” based on the Dobbs decision, which she called “a profound change for the country that deeply affects so many of us, especially women.”
It’s no secret why the woke human resource departments at these Fortune 500 firms and Wall Street giants want to ensure their female employees remain childless. For one, it’s cheaper than granting working mothers maternity leave and then giving them the flexibility required to stay engaged as a parent and an employee.
Second and relatedly, a lot of these companies believe childless women are more productive and better for their profitability than mothers would be. The Society for Human Resource Management reported as much in its recent coverage of the Dobbs ruling.
“Nearly one-quarter of organizations (24 percent) agree that offering an HSA for employees’ travel-related expenses to receive abortion services/reproductive health care in another state will enhance their ability to compete for talent,” SHRM found in a recent talent acquisition survey. Only 18 percent of the businesses surveyed disagreed with that assertion.
Despite the blatant sexism, this approach has been applauded by Democrats and the corporate media who are outraged that the highest court in the land would dare strike down an unconstitutional decision that was “egregiously wrong from the start.”
“US company perks used to mean free snacks. Now it’s access to an abortion – if you’re lucky,” an author for The Guardian wrote.
“These Companies Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions,” one headline from The New York Times blared. In the subhead, the Times claimed, “Dozens of companies have committed to helping their employees get access to reproductive care.”
“People Are Comparing The Handmaid’s Tale To Real Life, Following Roe v Wade Ruling,” The Independent said.
The actual Handmaid’s Tale parallel isn’t that unborn babies in multiple states will now have a law-protected chance at life. It’s that powerful corporate America is paying to end human lives because some of its biggest players believe a female employee will not be as effective if she’s a mother.
It’s anti-women, anti-life, and the opposite of the “progress” so many big businesses and woke human resource departments regularly tout to score points with the left.