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Dick's Sporting Goods Pledges to Assist Employees in Abortion-Ban States

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Following the Supreme Court's ruling that has overturned Roe v. Wade, Dick's Sporting Goods' CEO announced that the company will provide travel expense reimbursement for employees seeking abortion access.

Company President and CEO Lauren Hobart posted the announcement to her LinkedIn page.

"We recognize people feel passionately about this topic – and that there are teammates and athletes who will not agree with this decision. However, we also recognize that decisions involving health and families are deeply personal and made with thoughtful consideration. We are making this decision so our teammates can access the same health care options, regardless of where they live, and choose what is best for them," Hobart said.

The company will provide employees across the U.S., who need to travel to a different state for abortion access, up to $4,000 in travel expense reimbursement, Hobart said in the post.

In related news, other companies doing the same to help their employees if needed are Lyft, Walt Disney Co., and JPMorgan Chase.