Starbucks to Pay for Travel Expenses for Workers Seeking Abortions

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The Facts

  • Starbucks have announced that they will cover the cost of travel expenses for US employees seeking abortion and gender-reassignment procedures who don't have access within 100mi of their home.

  • Expenses will also cover and be offered to dependents of employees who use Starbuck's healthcare plan, with company policy officially supporting the right to abortion.

The Spin

Conservative narrative

The decision by Starbucks could be bad for their business, with a Trafalgar Group study showing that 87.1% of people would likely stop using a service with a political agenda they disagreed with. As the majority of Americans don't agree with Roe, it is possible they won't agree with Starbucks either.

Progressive narrative

Starbucks are joining the growing list of major companies and celebrities responding to the potential overturning of Roe by supporting their employees and helping the fight to maintain abortion rights in the US. Rights are being unconstitutionally eroded and Starbucks should be celebrated for taking a moral stand.

Metaculus Prediction

Political split



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