Yelp Will Pay for Employees to Travel Out of State to Kill Their Babies in Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 12, 2022   |   12:22PM   |   Washington, DC

The online review site Yelp has been pro-abortion for years, but now it is advocating openly for its own employees to abort their unborn babies.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based company announced that it will begin paying its employees’ travel expenses if they have to go to a different state for an abortion, Bloomberg reports.

“As a remote-first company with a distributed workforce, this new benefit allows our U.S. employees and their dependents to have equitable access to reproductive care, regardless of where they live,” Miriam Warren, the company’s chief diversity officer, told the news outlet in a statement.

Yelp is the latest company to begin paying its employees to travel to abort their unborn babies after Texas enacted its heartbeat law and banned most abortions last fall. It joins Citigroup, Apple and Levi Strauss & Co.

These companies’ leaders have criticized Texas for protecting unborn babies from abortion and expressed outrage that dozens of other states may do the same if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this summer.

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“The ability to control your reproductive health, and whether or when you want to extend your family, is absolutely fundamental to being able to be successful in the workplace,” Warren told the New York Times.

Here’s more from the report:

Last year, when Texas passed its abortion law, the company also pledged to double-match employee donations to organizations that were fighting the legislation.

Under the new policy, Yelp employees will be able to submit receipts for travel expenses directly to their health insurance company, Ms. Warren said. “So no one else at Yelp is ever going to know who is accessing this, or how or when, and it will be a reimbursement that comes through the insurance provider directly,” she said.

One cannot help but wonder, however, if the company also will pay its employees’ travel expenses if they go to the abortion facility and then change their mind on the spot and decide to keep their baby, as many women do. Or if it will pay employees to travel to adopt a child or obtain infertility treatment.

This new pro-abortion incentive by Yelp, Citigroup and others is dangerous and destructive. Encouraging employees to prioritize their careers over family benefits big business, not women or families, and pro-life women leaders have criticized the companies for ignoring the true needs of their employees.

“How poorly you think of working moms. Shame on you,” the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List told Citigroup after its announcement last month.

“Imagine if, instead, [these companies] offered to cover the medical costs of birth… or baby supplies… or daycare…” Catholic News Agency writer Katie Yoder added on Twitter.

Other companies, including Uber, GoDaddy, Match and Tinder, Stitch Fix, Patagonia and Seventh Generation, also have criticized Texas for working to save babies from abortion. The software company Salesforce even offered to help employees move out of Texas because of the law.

These companies are not helping women by offering incentives to abort their unborn babies. Women already face intense pressure to have abortions, sometimes from partners and other times from their employers.

What they and their babies need is real support, and pro-life advocates are striving to provide it. Along with passing the heartbeat law last year, Texas state lawmakers also increased support for pregnant and parenting mothers and babiesensuring that they have resources to choose life for their babies. Other pro-life advocates across the U.S. also are working to expand support services for families in need, through pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and even programs for pregnant and parenting mothers in prison.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Yelp and complain by going here.