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Starbucks to add abortion travel coverage to U.S. health benefits

Starbucks to add abortion travel coverage to U.S. health benefits

According to a memo distributed to Starbucks employees on Monday, if they must travel more than 100 miles from their homes to seek an abortion, the company will reimburse them.

As some US states tighten abortion regulations, Starbucks joins Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, and a small but increasing list of other firms in offering the benefit.

After Politico published a leaked draft ruling from the United States Supreme Court revealing that a conservative majority of justices supported overturning the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion statewide, the subject gained traction.

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Sara Kelly, a human resources professional, wrote, “Like many of you, I’m very worried by the draft Supreme Court judgment linked to the constitutional right to abortion that was first established by Roe v. Wade.”

Employees’ dependents are also covered, according to the memo.

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