To date, after a landmark Supreme Court ruling, more than 50 well-known corporations have boasted they are paying employees’ travel expenses to abort their pregnancy in a neighboring state if abortion has been banned where they live and work.
Meanwhile, a poll by YouGov suggests a majority of people oppose corporate America taking a position on abortion. By a margin of 51% to 23%, the poll found most disagree with a private company taking a public position on the issue, LifeNews reported.
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League tells AFN it appears corporate America cares about its own profits over its people.
“They want to make sure that their female employees,” he says, “can get back behind the expresso machine and back onto the warehouse floor at Amazon, back onto the sales floor at Dick's Sporting Goods, back into the office at Citigroup.”
The corporations would predictably disagree with that assessment, and insist they are defending “choice” or “bodily autonomy,” but Scheidler says a pregnant employee disrupts the “profit flow” when she is on maternity leave. If she has the abortion, he says, she can quickly return to her job in the cubicle or the sales floor.
The rare exception to the pro-abortion stance is Buffer Insurance, a regional health insurance agency headquartered in Southlake, Texas. In a public statement, the firm said it responded to the court’s abortion ruling by:
*Paying employees’ medical expenses related to giving birth
*Providing paid time off for maternity and paternity leave
*Paying medical costs associated with adopting a baby
“We want to celebrate life and make it easy for families to expand,” Sean Turner, Buffer’s president, told CBN News. “The culture says children are a burden but the Bible says children are a blessing.”