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Up­dat­ed: Some phar­ma com­pa­nies promise to cov­er abor­tion-re­lat­ed trav­el costs — while oth­ers won't go that far yet

As the US De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices promis­es to sup­port the mil­lions of women who would now need to cross state lines to re­ceive a le­gal abor­tion, a hand­ful of phar­ma com­pa­nies have said they will pick up em­ploy­ees’ trav­el ex­pens­es.

GSK, Sanofi, John­son & John­son, BeiGene, Al­ny­lam and Gilead have all com­mit­ted to cov­er­ing abor­tion-re­lat­ed trav­el ex­pens­es just four days af­ter the Supreme Court over­turned Roe v. Wade and re­voked women’s con­sti­tu­tion­al right to an abor­tion.

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