Yelp Joins Growing List of Companies Covering Costs for Texas Employees Seeking Abortions Out of State

Yelp Inc. said on Tuesday it will cover expenses for its employees and their dependents who must travel to another state for abortion services. Yelp joins Citigroup, Match Group, Bumble as the four publicly traded companies helping cover travel costs for Texas employees seeking abortions out of stateā€”a necessity in the wake of S.B. 8, which bans abortions after six weeks. Clinics in Texas’s surrounding states have reported a nearly 800 percent increase in abortion patients since the law was enacted.

Come June, when the Supreme Court announces the end of Roe v. Wade as many experts predict, even more business leaders will feel the pressure to take a stand on the issue.