Walmart will begin paying for employee abortions, a memo obtained by The Daily Wire shows.
An August 19 memo sent from Chief People Officer Donna Morris to all U.S.-based associates and global officers states “effective immediately, the Walmart self-insured healthcare plans will cover abortion when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.”
The memo also states, “given how recent events are resulting in state by state healthcare environments, we will expand our travel coverage.”
“We’ll provide travel support for our associates and their covered dependents so they can access services covered by our Walmart self-insured plan when they are not available within 100 miles of their location,” the memo said.
A Walmart associate who spoke anonymously to The Daily Wire said that it is “disappointing to see Walmart go the way of the rest of corporate America by condoning and funding a procedure that ends a human life.”
“Walmart is a family company patronized by millions of Americans who don’t want their go-to retailer taking a position on abortion,” said the associate, who asked to remain anonymous to preserve their job status. “Walmart says they reflect the communities they serve. If that’s true, they should not take a stance on such a divisive issue.”
The memo appears to be in response to the June overturn of Roe v. Wade, which sent the power to decide abortion back to the states.
Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.