Salesforce told employees in a Slack message that the firm would help them relocate to access abortions or other medical procedures following an expected ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
Salesforce’s president and chief people officer, Brent Hyder, wrote in the Slack post that if employees had any concerns about access to critical health care in their state, Salesforce would provide financial support for travel, available through their healthcare providers, and/or relocate them and members of their immediate family.
Salesforce and other tech giants have committed to covering travel costs for their workers who may need to travel for abortions. They revealed that option to their employees after a Supreme Court draft opinion leaked last week showing the high court’s apparent intent to overturn the monumental 1973 ruling that made access to a safe abortion a constitutional right.
According to the nonprofit Guttmacher Institute, of the 50 U.S states, it is likely that 26 would likely ban abortion if Roe is overturned.
Brent Hyder referred employees to information available internally on relocation and travel for abortion services. He said the firm’s chief equality officer, Lori Castillo Martinez, wanted to acknowledge that the recent news on abortion was deeply personal for many, especially women.