Disney Distributed a Memo to Employees On Friday Related to Pregnancy Care

Jun 27, 2022 By MarketDepth

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Disney distributed a memo to employees on Friday, letting them know that the company would be paying for pregnancy-related care even if that meant covering travel expenses to a different state amid the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had been in place for almost 50 years, recognizing a women’s constitutional right to an abortion. Many states are expected to either restrict or ban abortions amid the ruling, making it almost impossible for female employees to terminate pregnancies unless they go to a state where the procedure is permitted.

“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.”

Disney executives said in a memo, which was reported by CNBC

​​It continued on to say: “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. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer treatments, transplants, rare disease treatment and family planning (including pregnancy-related decisions).”

Disney has yet to make a public comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling.