Litany Of High-Profile Hollywood Companies Announce They Will Reimburse Employees Who Travel To Get An Abortion

Hollywood Companies Will Reimburse Employees Abortion Travel Costs

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  • The Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24.
  • 64% of Americans said in an NPR/PBS/Marist poll that they did not want Roe v. Wade overturned.
  • A variety of major Hollywood companies have announced measures to help their female employees get an abortion if they wish.

According to Puck News‘ Matt Belloni, major Hollywood companies such as Netflix, Paramount, Comcast, Disney, Sony, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Amazon have announced they will all reimburse travel costs for employees in states that ban abortion who wish to end a pregnancy.

The news comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a decision that about two-thirds of Americans were not in support of, according to a poll conducted by NPR, PBS NewsHour, and Marist College.

Hollywood heavyweights such as Netflix and Disney will reimburse employees who need to travel in order to get an abortion

One of the biggest Supreme Court decisions in recent American history, the vote was 5-3-1, with Justices Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kaga dissenting. The majority opinion was comprised of Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — three of which were appointed by President Trump during his lone term as President of the United States from 2016 to 2020.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

“With sorrow – for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection – we dissent,” the dissenting opinion read.

According to CNN, “at least 21 states have laws or constitutional amendments already in place that would make them certain to attempt to ban abortion as quickly as possible.”

The decision from these major Hollywood players will likely become commonplace in the coming weeks and months as American society reckons with the Supreme Court’s decision.