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How Big U.S. Companies Are Creating a Brand New Abortion Benefit

Employers are designing workplace infrastructures around abortion care after several U.S. states implemented or proposed near-total bans on the procedure. 

A demonstrator holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in Nov. 2021.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in Nov. 2021.Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg
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The roar of anti-abortion laws sweeping through U.S. state houses is echoing loudly in human resources offices.

Companies that have offered to help cover travel costs for employees who have to go out of state for abortions are trying to figure out how to go about it. Large corporations like Citigroup Inc.Apple Inc.Bumble Inc., Levi Strauss & Co. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. are now offering such benefits for reproductive-care services not available in an employee’s home state.