Yelp will pay employees to travel for access to abortions
Yelp announced Tuesday that it will cover the expenses of its employees and spouses who travel to Texas for abortion care. This is the latest response to a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks.
The online review and search platform is based out of San Francisco and employs less than 200 people in Texas. However, the benefit extends to employees in other states who might be affected by “current and future actions that restrict access to covered reproductive healthcare care,” a representative for the company said.
Citigroup, the largest bank, announced last month that it would pay travel expenses for Texas employees who are affected by the law. It has more than 8,000. Lyft and Uber have also announced policies to mitigate the law’s impact.