It used to be the case that political conservatives viewed corporations, large and small, as political allies due to shared beliefs in lower taxes and that companies add value to American lives.
But no longer – and for good reason.
Over the past few years, companies, especially large technology corporations, have singled out conservatives for negative treatment. Conservatives have been deplatformed, suspended and locked out of their social media accounts at disproportionately higher rates than liberals.
Now, following last week’s momentous Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, dozens of companies have again revealed their true colors by pledging to cover the cost for their employees who incur travel expenses for abortions.
Last weeks’ decision means that over the next month, 13 states are set to prohibit abortion from the moment of conception. Additionally, many other states are likely to enact similar laws or adopt other pro-life protections.
Because of this, it’s likely that some women seeking abortions, who aren’t able to receive one legally in their own state, will try to travel to a state with more permissible abortion laws.
Just since last Friday, 56 companies have announced that they will help pay for their employee’s travel expenses if they travel out of state to receive an abortion.
Here’s the list of corporations, compiled by The Washington Stand, that are offering to pay for their employees to travel to get abortions:
- Alaska Airlines
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Condé Nast
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Goldman Sachs
- Johnson & Johnson
- JP Morgan
- Levi Strauss
- Match Group
- OK Cupid
- Vox Media
- Warner Bros.
Some of the companies that are on this list come as no surprise. Conservatives are already well aware that corporations like Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Starbucks and Google are hostile to our values.
But et tu Patagonia?
Et tu Tesla?
Et tu Dick’s Sporting Goods?
Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that it would reimburse employees up to $4,000 for travel expenses if they need to travel out of state to get an abortion.
“While we do not know what decision each state will make in response to this ruling, we at DICK’S Sporting Goods are prepared to ensure that all teammates have consistent and safe access to the benefits we provide, regardless of the state in which you live,” the company’s CEO Lauren Hobart told employees in an email.
“In response to today’s ruling, we are announcing that if the state you live in restricts access to abortion, DICK’S Sporting Goods will provide up to $4,000 in travel expense reimbursement to travel to the nearest location where that care is legally available. This benefit will be provided to any teammate, spouse or dependent enrolled in our medical plan, along with one support person.”
The company even posted the email on Twitter for all to see.
— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) June 24, 2022
After this tragic, though predictable, response, several questions are raised.
First, why is it that so many companies are hell bent on killing their potential future customers?
Second, will these same companies pay for their employees’ birth expenses?
You can probably guess the answer.
Breitbart News reached out to Dick’s Sporting Goods, asking whether the company would provide female employees who are pregnant and choose life for their child with a $4,000 stipend?
They did not receive a response.
The sad truth is that for corporations, it’s more advantageous to them for their pregnant female employees to kill their preborn child. That way, they can continue working uninterrupted by childbirth or potential maternity leave.
This news makes it clear that for pro-life supporters, the work doesn’t end with the overturning of Roe.
Last week’s ruling was a great victory. But there are still babies to be saved and mothers who need help.
The work is just beginning. So, consider donating to or volunteering at a local pregnancy resource center near you.
If you’re struggling and need a listening ear, Focus on the Family offers a free, one-time counseling consultation with a licensed or pastoral counselor. To request a counseling consultation, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) or fill out our Counseling Consultation Request Form.
Related articles and resources:
Alternatives to Abortion: Pregnancy Resource Centers
Finding Hope in an Unexpected Pregnancy
26 States Ready to Protect Preborn Human Life in the Womb if ‘Roe v. Wade’ Falls
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