Like many women across America, Carly Mednick was struck by the leaked documents suggesting an overturn of Roe. v. Wade, a case that has protected the right for women in the U.S. to have abortions for nearly a half-century. The 28-year-old co-founder of New York City-based recruiter Monday Talent immediately messaged her co-founders to talk. The conversation led them to create a new employee benefit: abortion coverage. The company now offers to comp the cost, transportation, and lodging for women who may need to travel to have the procedure.
Twenty-two states have laws on the books that impose strict restrictions on abortion--18 of these states would either ban abortion outright or with only limited exceptions should SCOTUS overturn Roe v. Wade. Mednick also wanted her employees, who are all remote, to have the option to relocate without worrying about the ability to have the procedure, if needed.