While several businesses are offering to cover travel costs for staffers wanting to get abortions, a Texas-based insurance company is offering pay for birth and adoption costs.
Buffer released a statement on Monday, denouncing “secular” companies, and announcing their pro-life commitment.
They continued by promising to cover adoption fees for their employees who chose life.
Buffer employees will also receive paid time off for paternity and maternity leave. Not only is Buffer committed to helping their employees, but they are offering to help other companies provide the same benefits.
“Employers: If you’d like to learn how you can provide these benefits to your employees, let us know. We have ready-to-use policies you can add to your employee handbooks.”
Buffer is taking the lead and setting an example for pro-life companies. Big players like Apple, Google, Starbucks, Patagonia, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. have released statements announcing their promises to help employees get abortions.
Patagonia, shortly after the ruling dropped, shared a post on LinkedIn stating that “U.S. employees on our health plans are covered for abortion care. Where restrictions exist, travel, lodging and food are covered.”.
On Saturday, Apple’s senior Vice President of Retail + People, Deirdre O’Brien, posted Apple’s stance on Instagram.
Replying to a comment on the post, Buffer had a message for these companies.
“This type of thing is easy for big corporations. But instead of big corporations being the first to do so. They are preferring to pay for abortions instead of the more costly maternity leave.”