Days ago, a leaked draft from the United States Supreme Court showed the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade coming soon.
This made national news and set off a firestorm. Already, there have been violent protests and clashes between pro-life and pro-choice supporters.
Some Democrats are arguing that if Roe v. Wade falls, then access to birth control, gay marriage, interracial marriage, etc., will come next. Republicans have dismissed this as Democrats fearmongering.
Meanwhile, large companies are now getting involved in the abortion debate. Some companies, such as Amazon and CitiGroup, are already agreeing to cover the expenses of workers who travel for abortions.
Now, additional big businesses are considering similar action, according to Newsmax.
JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs’ considerations of covering employees’ travels for abortions are making headlines, in light of the newly leaked Supreme Court memo. This new information comes from sources claiming to have insight into the inner workings of these companies.
Nevertheless, officials within both investment banks also look to be steering clear of outrightly slamming Republicans who oppose abortion.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc is reviewing its policies for abortion benefits, according to a person familiar with the bank's thinking, as companies rush to offer support to their U.S. employees if the country's top court overturns abortion rights.
— FANTACY TV (A Mirror of News & Advertising Agency) (@BANIBRATADATT1) May 6, 2022
At this time, nothing has been finalized; the companies are looking at the policies they have on the books.
With that being said, similar reports note that if the Supreme Court does overturn Roe v. Wade, then Bank of America may also cover the trip expenses of workers who travel to abort their pregnancies.
Currently, neither Goldman Sachs nor JP Morgan has shared any sort of public statement regarding these reports. Although, given that these companies aren’t denying the claims, they appear to be accurate.
Debates Over the Leak
Since the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft concerning Roe v. Wade, many people have denounced this as an intimidation tactic.
The concern here is that whoever leaked the memo wanted to use public outrage in order to pressure justices in favor of eradicating Roe v. Wade to change their minds.
Other folks pointed out how Supreme Court justices appear to be getting threats from folks angry about the possible toppling of Roe v. Wade.
They are now putting a fence around the Supreme Court Building and there is a website with the names and address of Supreme Court Justices. Do we the citizens need to personally guard the Justices of the highest court in the country ?
The leak was done on purpose to intimidate
— Terry Not Woke but Wide Awake (@tcos01) May 5, 2022
At this time, the White House has not condemned reported sharing of justices’ home addresses and other information that could place them in danger.
Meanwhile, violent outbursts between pro-life protesters and pro-choice protesters have been making the rounds online.
Americans who oppose abortion have not been pleased with reports that Amazon, CitiGroup, and other large companies will pay for workers who are traveling to get abortions.
What do you think about large companies footing the bill for their employees to travel to states that allow abortions? Do you think this will become the new normal if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade? Sound off in the comments section below.