(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, several companies have come forward and released statements offering to comp their employee’s travel expenses should they choose to go out of state to get an abortion.
The chief diversity officer for online rating platform Yelp, Miriam Warren, gave her company’s reasoning for their policy.
Thank you Yelp.
“We’ve long been a strong advocate for equality in the workplace, and believe that gender equality cannot be achieved if women’s health care rights are restricted,” said Miriam Warren, Yelp’s chief diversity officer. https://t.co/OgV05WsPQg
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CNN correspondent Vanessa Yurkevich asked Warren if she believed it was also an asset for retention in addition to recruitment.
“It has really been a wonderful recruiting tool in terms of prospective employees saying, ‘I want to work at a company that is out there and loud about what they believe in, and what they care about.’”
The company has been offering workers and their dependents financial assistance for “abortion-related travel” since April.
The initial reaction to the ruling was offered by Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, who said business leaders should speak out “against the wave of abortion bans that will be triggered as a result of this decision,” reported the Daily Wire.
“Our company remains committed to removing barriers and providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live,” Disney executives Paul Richardson and Pascale Thomas said in a memo.
An exclusive poll conducted by the Daily Wire conducted a survey with Echelon Insights that showed Americans are interested in supporting companies that refrain from pushing social agendas.
Twenty-nine percent of respondents agreed it was a “good thing” for companies to leverage their social power to reach political ends, while 58% said it was a “bad thing.”