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PayPal Pledges to Cover Employee Travel Costs for Abortion Care

May 19, 2022, 3:04 PM

PayPal Holdings Inc. said it will cover employees’ costs to access abortions if they need to travel to receive such care.

The decision followed an abortion ruling earlier this year by the Texas Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the matter. The court upheld legislation that banned abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

This month, after a leaked US Supreme Court ruling that suggested abortion rights might be restricted nationwide, the payments giant told employees that the policy applies in any state that enacts legislation ...