Following the SCOTUS draft leak, Amazon has added a new employee benefit

Following the SCOTUS draft leak, Amazon has added a new employee benefit ...

The reverberations from the Politico blastshell report from Monday night are just beginning to be felt in corporate America as well as main street America.

The Supreme Court in the United States is expected to strike out Roe v. Wade, the court case precedent, which legalized abortion rights in this country nearly 50 years ago. Some big corporations have begun to take action.

Companies have started preparing their responses at least since the passage of the Texas abortion restriction legislation, SB 8, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, last September.

By March, many corporations including Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report, Citigroup (C) - Get Citigroup Inc. Report, Lyft (LYFT) - Get Lyft, Inc. Class A Report, Uber (UBER) - Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report, Match (MTCH) - Get Match Group, Inc. Reportand others had begun reimbursement programs.

Last year, companies from a wide spectrum of industries signed a statement expressing their opposition to SB8, which prohibits abortions as early as six weeks.

"Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens our workers'' health, independence, and economic stability," the statement said.

Economic losses from previous abortion restrictions, including labor force impact and earnings, have already incurred public economies across the country.

Now that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed that the leaked draft opinion that Politico has been published, this number will only increase.

Amazon has joined a group of companies that offer medical reimbursement.

The majority of people saw this day following oral arguments in the case which occurred in December last year.

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"Nobody should be surprised by the conclusion," Pete Williams said of this case on December 1st.

According to a source in Reuters, today is the day Amazon decided to follow other companies in arranging employee reimbursements.

Amazon did not respond to a request for clarification, but according to Reuters, the company did confirm the report that it will reimburse employees for up to $4,000 in travel expenses for any medical treatment that cannot be obtained within 100 miles of that employee''s home.

According to Reuters, Amazon emailed employees with information about the benefits shift on Tuesday morning.

A total of 153 American workers is an Amazon employee.

According to a draft opinion, states may choose abortion laws for themselves, and only a fraction of Amazon''s 1,1 million strong headcount will be eligible for the reimbursement.

According to GeekWire, Amazon employs 70,000 people in Texas, with another 52,000 in Republican control.

Virginia employs 27,000 people in Amazon, and Arlington has been chosen as the headquarters of its company. Last November, Virginia was elected a Republican governor.

While Tennessee, Alabama, and Indiana all have at least 20,000 Amazon employees, North Carolina has the same number of employees.

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