The sick and twisted world we’re forced to live in keeps getting, well, more sick and twisted.
On the same day a leaked document revealed a likely Supreme Court decision to overrule a previous 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade, the Big Tech giant Amazon has vowed to cover their employee’s abortion expenses.
Yes, you read that correctly…
Amazon informed employees on Monday that it will reimburse up to $4,000 in expenses annually when they travel for non-life-threatening medical treatments, including abortions.
— Engadget (@engadget) May 3, 2022
The new policy will apply if the treatment is not available within 100 miles of an employee’s home and virtual care is not offered. All U.S. employees, including at the corporate office or warehouse, and their covered dependents enrolled in Premera or Aetna, will be eligible for the benefit, as reported by Reuters.
[source: The Washington Examiner]
Other medical treatments besides abortion will apply toward the reimbursement, including cardiology, cellular gene therapies, and services for substance abuse, among others.
The e-commerce company is the latest to announce expanded reimbursable travel expenses for abortions as conservative-leaning states impose restrictions, banning the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Both Citigroup and Yelp have already announced they would reimburse travel expenses for abortion care, but Amazon is the largest private employer in the U.S. to announce such a policy, according to Axios.
Along with the new changes, the company announced it will stop offering employees who test positive for COVID-19 paid time off. Instead, they will receive up to five days of unpaid leave.
The benefit will be retroactively effective for employees beginning on Jan. 1. In addition, Amazon also offers its employees up to $10,000 in travel reimbursements annually for life-threatening issues.
Leftists are heralding this decision as the new standard of healthcare in the workplace.
What they fail to understand is the savvy business decision masked in a woke-friendly company policy.
Of course Amazon doesn’t want its workforce getting pregnant! That would severely impact productivity and have a dire effect on Amazon’s bottom line. But liberals are stupid enough to believe Amazon is truly championing “women’s rights” in such an unprecedented way.
Author: Ann Taylor