Does your videogame company support a woman’s right to annihilate her child in the womb? Does it pay for costs related to a medically-induced gender transition for employees’ dependents? Microsoft certainly appears to be in favor of having access to such services.
The software company confirmed in a statement to The Washington Post that it supports and will protect a woman’s right to get an abortion, as well as “gender-affirming care.” Additionally, it will be extending company benefits to include covering travel expenses for employees who have to go out of state in order to legally receive both procedures for themselves or their dependents.
For some reason, The Post was concerned about the relative silence from the videogame industry regarding Roe v. Wade. The outlet reached out to 20 companies to find out how these corporations truly feel about the topic. A spokesperson for Microsoft — the parent company of Xbox which publishes such games as Halo, Gears of War, and Microsoft Solitaire — affirmed to The Post their fealty to progressive ideology as it relates to gender and abortion.
“Microsoft will continue to do everything we can under the law to protect our employees’ rights and support employees and their enrolled dependents in accessing critical health care — which already includes services like abortion and gender-affirming care — regardless of where they live across the U.S.,” Microsoft told The Post.
“This support is being extended to include travel expense assistance for these and other medical services where access to care is limited in availability in an employee’s home geographic region,” the company added.
Dependents could reasonably include the children of Microsoft employees. This means that Microsoft could potentially help to cover the cost of minors receiving abortions as well as sex-change operations.
Gender-affirming care is a phrase used by activists and media to mask the more grisly sounding transgender top and bottom surgeries, including removing a biological women’s breasts, removing a biological man’s genitals, sculpting a fake penis on a biological woman, facial feminization or facial masculinization.
Alabama, for instance, recently banned such surgeries for children. Thus, under the statement given to The Post, if a Microsoft employee living in Alabama wanted to travel to a state that allowed such surgeries, their travel costs would be covered by the company.
Some states allow minors to receive abortions with parental consent. In theory, if a Microsoft parent wanted to travel to obtain an abortion for their child, the company founded by Bill Gates would cover those costs as well.
Microsoft is just the latest business to pledge to monetarily support employees’ abortions in some capacity. Levi Strauss & Co. stated last Wednesday that “business leaders need to make their voices heard and act to protect the health and well-being of our employees. That means protecting reproductive rights.”
“Under our current benefits plan, Levi Strauss & Co. employees are eligible for reimbursement for healthcare-related travel expenses for services not available in their home state, including those related to reproductive health care and abortion,” Levi’s added.
The corporate announcements come days after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed that the high court could likely overturn Roe and send the topic of abortion back to the states.
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