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Disney and Netflix announced they will reimburse travel expenses for employees seeking an abortion

The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix joined a number of other major US corporations in announcing that they will cover travel expenses for employees seeking abortion care following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade yesterday (June 24), Disney contacted its staff to let them know that any employee who cannot obtain care where they live—including abortions—will be eligible for the “family planning” benefit.

Protests erupted across the US yesterday following the Supreme Court's decision (Credit: Alamy)

Disney will pay the travel expenses for anyone who cannot access abortion securely in one location as part of its commitment to its employees. Family members of Disney employees are eligible for the newest family planning benefit, according to the corporation.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Disney said: “We have communicated directly with our employees today that we recognize the impact of the ruling and that we remain committed to providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live.”

Roe v. Wade: Disney, Amazon to Reimburse Abortion Travel Expenses |  IndieWire

Disney has about 80,000 employees working for the company in Florida out of its 195,000 worldwide. A law outlawing the majority of abortions beyond 15 weeks was approved by Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in April and will take effect on July 1. Abortion was previously permitted up until 24 weeks.

Additionally, Netflix announced it would provide up to $10,000 in travel expenses to staff members and their dependents who needed an abortion, gender-affirming surgery, or cancer treatment.

Other significant media and entertainment organizations have also declared they will pay for employees’ travel expenses.

The chief executive of Paramount Global, Bob Bakish, and the chief people officer, Nancy Phillips, informed the staff in a memo on Friday that they would pay for travel expenses for workers who needed abortions. They highlighted a number of benefits including: “Reproductive health care through company-sponsored health insurance, including coverage for birth control, elective abortion care, miscarriage care, and certain related travel expenses if the covered health service, such as abortion, is prohibited in your area.”

Warner Bros. Discovery will be expanding its healthcare benefits to cover employees traveling to another state for reproductive care. Variety also confirmed Comcast, the owner of NBCUniversal, has a travel benefit in place to cover employees’ medical services and procedures that aren’t available near an employee’s home. 

A spokesperson for Meta has announced the tech giant will also reimburse travel costs but need to work out how to do so without breaking any laws. They said: “We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved.”

The Roe v. Wade ruling, which was upheld for 50 years and gave millions of women the legal right to an abortion, was reversed by the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday.

A ban on abortions might be enacted in up to half of the states as a result of the court’s decision; 13 states, including Texas and Louisiana, have trigger laws in place that will take effect immediately after the Supreme Court rules. Rudy Giuliani was slapped by an angry supermarket worker over Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.

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Funny sayings of the week that are bound to make you laugh

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23 Shocking Facts About Your Favorite Disney Cartoons That Will Make You Feel Old!

1. The actor who provided the voice of Prince Eric will turn 43 this year.


2. Hercules was still showing in theaters when Kylie Jenner was born.


3. Beauty and the Beast came out nearly 25 years ago.


4. Emma Watson, who will play Belle in the upcoming live adaptation, was just a year old when the animated film was originally released.


5. Raven-Symoné was just 13 when she shot Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and over 16 years have passed since the movie first aired.


6. Anyone who becomes old enough to drive in 2016 will know only of a time when you could get FastPasses to avoid lines at Disneyland.


21 Extremely Hilarious Tweets About Disney That Will Make You Laugh All Day Long!









12 times you could totally relate to Disney characters

1. Trying to figure out what the eff to do with our hair after getting out of the water.

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2. Avoiding people is a regular occurrence in my life. Over it.

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3. You wear your makeup to bed and sleep like a corpse when your new bae stays over so they think you always look that awesome.

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4. “Don’t come in, I’m changing,” seems to translate to “Hurry up and come in before I put clothes on!”

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5. Wanting to drop a KILLER line to every ex we’ve ever had…and then knock ’em out.

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6. How does this still piss me off even when I’m almost 30?!

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25 Secret Things You Should Know About Disney’s Frozen

Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell both auditioned for Disney’s 2010 “Tangled” role of Rapunzel. Although that didn’t pan out, it was those auditions that helped them land the roles of Anna and Elsa

The characters of Hans, Kristof, Anna and Sven are a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen, the author of “The Snow Queen,” which inspired “Frozen.” Say the names quickly in sequence and hear the similarity

When Kristoff & Sven have left Anna at the castle and go back to the mountain, they’re stepping in the snow, leaving footprints. But when the cloud appears over the castle and they return, there are no signs of their footprints.

It’s a mystery! Or maybe just an interesting mistake…

All the Disney Princesses have distinct similarities — good will towards all creatures, inner and outer beauty, beautiful singing voices…and they all rocked it at the box office. By that standard Anna and Elsa both fit the bill.

There are currently 11 “official” Disney Princesses, but Anna and Elsa are expected to be added in short order and when they are, Elsa will become the eldest by a large margin. At 21-years-old, she’s well ahead of the others who are all in their teens.

Director Jennifer Lee was the first woman to direct a Disney animated feature.

Lee came to Disney to work on the screenplay of “Wreck-It Ralph” and was asked to stay on to write “Frozen,” eventually taking on co-directing duties with Chris Buck.

In addition to being the first female to direct a Disney film, she’s also the first writer at any major animation studio to become a director and the first female director of a feature film that earned more than $1 billion in gross box office revenue.

During the song “In Summer,” there are two hidden outlines of Olaf’s body — one in his drink cup formed by ice cubes, and one formed by the clouds in the sky when he’s lying on the picnic blanket.

In “Let it Go,” after Elsa releases her cloak, an overhead shot shows she’s about 30 feet short of a gap, walking forwards, on a flat expanse of snow. She then keeps moving towards it while singing, which would have taken her right up to the edge. She then runs forwards in a wide shot, but instead of falling off the edge she should be right next to, she runs up over a hill that appears from nowhere before she creates the steps to bridge the gap.