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Amazon will pay US staff travel expenses for abortions and other treatments

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Posted: 03/05/22 - 05:16
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Amazon will reimburse staff in the US who travel for a wide range of non-life threatening medical treatments including elective abortions.

A message to Amazon staff said that the firm will pay up to $4,000 (£3,201) in travel expenses each year for treatments not available nearby.

Several other companies have announced plans that ensure staff have access to abortions.

It comes amid rising restrictions for the procedure nationwide.

Amazon's new benefits are effective retroactively from 1 January.

According to the announcement, first reported by Reuters, the new benefits will apply to treatments that are not available inside a 100-mile (161km) radius of an employee's home and for which virtual options are not available.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the benefit expansion to the BBC and said it also includes bariatric care, oncology, congenital anomalies from within 24 months of birth, mental health treatments and in-patient substance abuse disorder services.

I Call True: With whats happening in the US regarding Womens rights over their own body this is a class move by Amazon. Grud knows they don't usually look after their workers but i certainly wont knock Amazon for this.

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Pro choice all the way
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A good move by amazon that draws a line in the sand at least
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Fair play for them giving the option back to the person who actually owns the body
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Didn't think I would see the day when Amazon is ahead of the curve like this.
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