Abortion rights activists on the Brooklyn Bridge Friday night (local time) in a protest march against the Supreme Court ruling
On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned the liberal abortion law. Those affected are now only able to travel to states where abortions are still legal.
AIn view of the extensive bans on abortion in a growing number of US states, several large American companies are offering their employees the possibility of paying for a trip to another state in the event of an abortion. A number of corporations such as the café chain Starbucks or the online retail giant Amazon had previously promised such regulations in view of the impending decision of the US Supreme Court.
After the Supreme Court actually overturned the liberal abortion law in the country on Friday, various other companies announced corresponding steps. These include the entertainment group Walt Disney and the Facebook group Meta, as reported by the daily newspaper “New York Times” and the television station NBC.
The outdoor specialist Patagonia said on Friday (local time) in an article on the online portal Linkedin not only support for travel expenses to other US states. The company also pledged to cover possible bail costs for employees who were arrested and peacefully demonstrating for “reproductive justice.” Facebook group Meta, on the other hand, has banned its employees from talking about the abortion ban at work. In this way, “a hostile working environment” should be avoided.
The US Supreme Court overturned the country’s liberal abortion law on Friday. The Supreme Court thus paved the way for stricter abortion laws – even outright bans. After the controversial decision, several US states have already enacted far-reaching abortion bans. Others might follow. Some states have already prepared laws for this. Spontaneous protests against the court decision erupted in several US cities on Friday. More demonstrations were expected.