Since the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022, the reproductive healthcare of an estimated 36 million Americans is now without federal protection.
So while state-level legislators determine what that means for policy — with 26 states slated to ban abortion — companies are repackaging healthcare benefits in the interest of their workers.
In most cases, that means financially supporting impacted employees who must now travel a significant distance in order to access out-of-state facilities still legally allowed to perform abortions. Expanding benefits to cover bail funds for those arrested during peaceful protest, creating relief funds or simply speaking out against the ruling are other approaches taken by employers supporting an individual’s right to choose.
Companies That Support Abortion Rights
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Levi Strauss
The following includes a list of companies that support abortion rights by taking action to champion bodily autonomy for half of the country’s workforce:
35 Companies That Support Abortion Rights
The world’s top tech company by market value said it would cover both medical costs and out-of-state travel expenses for its retail workers living in areas with restrictive access to abortion care. A company spokesperson told CNBC that this benefit is nothing new, and has been accessible to employees for the past decade, respecting “employees’ rights to make their own decisions regarding their reproductive health.”
The e-commerce company — and second-largest employer in the United States — said it would cover up to $4,000 annually for medical treatments including abortions, as reported by Reuters. Amazon’s new benefit, eligible for both corporate and warehouse workers, went into effect at the start of 2023, retroactively.
The woman-led, woman-founded company behind the popular dating app created a relief fund for Texas citizens seeking abortion care shortly after the Supreme Court chose to not block “the heartbeat bill,” a state law limiting that prohibits abortion after the first six weeks of pregnancy.
Health insurance provider Cigna told CBS News that it would expand its travel reimbursement benefit to include abortion care, gender-affirming care and behavioral health services in states with restricted access. This is in part of providing a comprehensive healthcare package for its employees, which span all 50 states, according to the company.
After several states enacted restrictive healthcare laws, Citigroup began covering travel expenses, including lodging, for its employees to “facilitate access to adequate resources,” as stated in a public filing. Although the company does not directly name abortion care, it notes that this action is in response to “changes in the reproductive healthcare laws in certain states.”
Comcast, the world’s second largest broadcasting and cable television company, told the New York Times that it would include abortion care as part of its existing terms for medical travel. As is, the plan covers up to up to $4,000 in expenses per trip, three times a year.
The drugstore chain said that the loss of federal protections was not going to affect its employees’ right to choose. In a statement, CVS Health said that it will “continue to provide colleagues, clients and consumers with the flexibility to choose medical and pharmacy benefits to best suit their needs,” including accessible and affordable abortion care. More recently, the company is battling red tape constricting its ability to mail abortion pills past state lines.
Lauren Hobart, CEO and president of the athletic gear retailer, said the company would reimburse up to $4,000 in travel expenses related to abortion care in a statement posted on her LinkedIn page. This benefit applies to employees as well as spouses and dependents enrolled in a medical plan. Employees would also be allowed to travel with one support person "to the nearest location where [abortion] care is legally available.”
Food delivery platform DoorDash told Protocol it would cover travel-related costs for employees and those enrolled within its healthcare plans who may need to traverse abortion-care barriers in their area.
Real estate company Douglas Elliman sent out a company-wide note following the 2021 ruling that ensured it would reimburse directly impacted employees who may be forced to travel out of state in order to obtain the reproductive care they require, as reported by The Real Deal.
In addition to expending out-of-state travel costs to access medical procedures unavailable to impacted employees in their home state, Google implemented a no-questions-asked policy for relocation “without justification.” Plus, the company updated its search engine, so when a user inputs “abortion clinics near me” on Google Maps, the results default to facilities that perform abortions rather than institutions like crisis pregnancy centers, which do not.
The Swedish home furnishings retailer expanded its employee benefits to include paid time off, travel-expense compensation and reimbursement for medical services and procedures — including abortion, fertility, gender affirmation services and bariatric surgery — that may have been banned in their state. In an online statement, the IKEA Group said it “believes that safe access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, and the ability for persons to make private decisions about their health and well-being, are essential to advancing gender equity.”
Known for its plant-based meat alternatives, Impossible Foods said it would cover the cost of legal abortion-related services as well as travel costs including room and board, meals and child care for impacted employees.
The supermarket chain offers up to $4,000 in travel expenses to facilitate medical procedures, including abortion and fertility treatments, for those enrolled in its healthcare plan, reported Cincinnati news station WCPO.
Apparel company Levi Strauss made it clear that the company opposes “any steps to restrict access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion.” The Levi Strauss Foundation sent grants to several organizations that provide direct assistance to impacted communities including Center for Reproductive Rights, Afiya Center and ARC-Southeast. The company also joined 230 companies in a Don’t Ban Equality statement — which pinpoints the economic impacts of restrictive reproductive rights policies — and announced it would cover abortion-related travel expenses for both full-time and part-time staff.
In an effort to team with artists, the concert promoter announced that it would match Lizzo’s $500,000 pledge to Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights, totaling a $1 million donation. In the same statement, Live Nation said it would cover travel expenses for its employees requiring access to women’s healthcare services outside of their state as well as bail expenses incurred by its employees during peaceful protest.
The ride-hailing service said that its employees would be reimbursed for abortion-related travel to an in-network healthcare provider that was more than 100 miles out of the way. Any legal fees incurred by one of its drivers for transporting a rider to a facility that performs reproductive healthcare would be covered by Lyft. The company has also donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood and partnered with them to launch a Women’s Transportation Access Program, which would comp transportation to airports and clinics for those seeking help.
Facebook’s parent company said it would offer reimbursement for abortion-related travel “to the extent permitted by law” for its employees who may need to cross state lines in order to access reproductive care.
The world’s largest software maker expanded its healthcare package to include abortion and gender-affirming care services for employees based in the United States. Travel and procedural costs for those living in a region with limited availability would also be taken care of. Microsoft told Reuters that it would “continue to do everything we can under the law to protect our employees' rights.”
The streaming service announced it would bankroll up to $10,000 for travel and medical care — covering abortions as well as other services such as cancer treatment, transplants and gender affirming care — for those enrolled in the company’s healthcare plan.
The athletic-wear brand noted its comprehensive family planning coverage — spanning contraception, abortion, pregnancy-related benefits, fertility treatments, surrogacy and adoption benefits — would continue despite the Supreme Courts’ ruling, regardless of where Nike employees live. If out-of-state travel is necessary to access proper medical care, the company now provides travel and lodging expenses.
Outdoor activewear brand Patagonia said it would cover employees enrolled in its health plan, which includes travel, lodging and food for abortion-related care for those living in an area with restricted access, Axios reported. The company’s bail policy would also pertain to those who are arrested while protesting for “reproductive justice.”
The consumer goods manufacturer said in a statement that it would expand its travel support benefits to cover medical care-related travel expenses when a provider is not available within a 50-mile radius.
The fashion company told Axios that it would cover travel costs for its impacted employees seeking abortion-related medical care, “respecting the right to personal choice when making individual healthcare decisions.”
The coffeehouse chain added reimbursement for healthcare-related travel expenses for all those enrolled in the company’s healthcare plan who may be living in an area where services are not readily available within a 100-mile radius. This is in addition to current coverage, which offers family-planning services, like adoption, surrogacy, fertility treatments, preventative care and contraception.
The ride-hailing app joins Lyft in covering employees’ travel expenses in seeking abortion-related healthcare as well as any legal fees incurred by drivers transporting riders to abortion clinics.
The online media group announced a healthcare travel reimbursement of $1,500 for employees’ to seek critical healthcare unavailable to them within 100 miles of their residence. It also extended its pregnancy loss leave, including for employees who have had an abortion. Additionally, the news outlet joined over 800 businesses in the “Don’t Ban Equality” coalition against harm caused by restricting reproductive healthcare.
Restaurant review platform Yelp has a healthcare package that covers its employees as well as their enrolled spouses and dependents who must cross state lines for access to adequate care, CNN reported. Additionally, the company’s app began prominently flagging pregnancy crisis centers, which do not offer the procedure. In a statement, Yelp further clarified its stance, saying “this ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplaces since Roe.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Which companies support abortion rights?
Apple, Amazon, CVS Health, Google, Meta, Microsoft and more companies all support abortion rights.
What companies agree to pay for abortion travel?
Comcast, DoorDash, Goldman Sachs, Lyft, Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery and more companies will pay for abortion travel costs, associated legal fees and/or provide abortion-related travel reimbursement under respective company conditions.