Disney offers abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

    The Walt Disney Co said on Friday that they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for reproductive care after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

    Disney sent internal memo to their employees outlining the company’s stance in light of the Supreme Court decision.

    The memo is signed by Paul Richardson, Disney’s chief human resources officer, and Pascale Thomas, vice president of enterprise benefits and well-being.

    “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,” Richardson and Thomas wrote in the memo.

    “In fact, we have processes in place so that an employee who may be unable to access care in one location has affordable coverage for receiving similar levels of care in another location,” the memo continues. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer treatments, transplants, rare disease treatment and family planning (including pregnancy-related decisions).”

    The letter circulated online also listed healthcare needs such as “cancer treatments, transplants,” and “rare disease treatment” in addition to the family planning needs mentioned by the company’s spokesperson.