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Microsoft announces it will also help pay employees’ abortion costs

Hot on the heels of Amazon announcing that it would reimburse travel costs for employees seeking an abortion, technology company, Microsoft, has pledged to pay the travel expense for US employees needing an abortion and/or gender affirming care services. Microsoft said it will: “continue to do everything we can under the law to protect our employees’ rights and support employees” in accessing critical healthcare, which includes services like abortion and gender-affirming care. the Microsoft spokesperson added: “This support is being extended to include travel expense assistance for these and other medical services where access to care is limited in availability in an employee’s home geographic region.” Microsoft joins the likes of Yelp Inc, Citigroup, Levi Strauss & Co, and Inc in agreeing to meet the costs of out-of-state abortions.

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