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Citi Draws Ire of Texas Republicans Over Its New Abortion Policy

  • Bank will cover travel costs for employees seeking procedure
  • George P. Bush calls move “a PR stunt by a ‘woke’ company”

Citigroup Inc. may have found a way of doing business in Texas while addressing one of the state’s hottest cultural divides.

Buried in a filing released Tuesday night, the bank disclosed it will now cover travel costs for employees seeking an abortion after several states including Texas implemented or proposed a near-total ban on the procedure. The New York-based bank will pay expenses, such as airfare and lodging, that employees may incur if forced to leave a state for an abortion.