Starbucks announced to its employees that they will reimburse travel expenses for women who want to terminate their pregnancies, as abortion debates continue across the country.
After the leak of a draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade’s validity, the coffee company announced it would reimburse travel costs for workers who travel more 100 miles to have an abortion.
“Like many of you, I’m deeply concerned by the draft Supreme Court opinion related to the constitutional right to abortion that was first established by Roe v. Wade,” Submitted human resources executive Sara Kelly.
“I know this is weighing on many of you, so let me be clear up front — regardless of what the Supreme Court ends up deciding, we will always ensure our partners have access to quality healthcare. And when actions impact your access to healthcare, we will work on a way to make sure you feel supported,”She spoke.
1973’s landmark high-court decision made abortion legal. The Supreme Court claimed that the draft opinion was genuine and it may be issued in the next few weeks.
Draft opinion stated that abortion laws would be subject to state control.
“At Starbucks, we have 240,000 U.S. partners with diverse views. That’s okay, because it’s what makes us Starbucks. My hope is that we will continue to honor and respect one another,”According to the memo.