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May 12, 2022

More Companies, Including Disney and Tesla, Announce Benefits Subsidizing Employees' Abortions

Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Disney, Tesla, United Talent Agency (UTA), and Levi Strauss have joined the growing list of companies that will pay for their employees' out-of-state abortion expenses.

As pro-life states begin to regulate abortion more strictly, either through Texas-style heartbeat laws or outright bans enabled by the US Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade, some companies are creating policies designed to counteract state laws. New benefits to employees will pay the abortion and/or travel costs for employees who travel from pro-life states to pro-abortion states to have their unborn children killed.

Tesla is a surprising company to join the list, as CEO Elon Musk has stated that he believes low birth rates are one of the "biggest risks to civilization."

Jerry Zimmer, the CEO for UTA, wrote in a statement this week, “We’re doing this to support the right to choose that has been a bedrock of settled law for almost half a century. Several states have already introduced restrictive legislation, and the draft Supreme Court ruling leaked yesterday, if it comes to pass, could make abortion illegal in more than half of the country.” UTA is a large talent agency for Hollywood.

Journalist Christopher Rufo reported on May 5 that Disney's new benefits program will also subsidize out-of-state abortions.