Patagonia Will Bail Out Employees Arrested in Abortion Protests

Clothing company Patagonia said Friday it will pay bail for employees who peacefully protest for “reproductive justice.”

Driving the news: The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier Friday, giving states the power to regulate and ban abortion. The decision prompted widespread protests outside the Supreme Court building, and more rallies are planned for across the U.S. this weekend.

Details: Patagonia said in a statement its part-time and full-time U.S. employees “who peacefully protest for reproductive justice” receive both training and bail if needed.

  • Employees on the company’s health plan are covered for abortion care, which includes paying for travel, lodging and food where restrictions currently exist, the company said.
  • Patagonia did not immediately return Axios’ request for comment.

What they’re saying: “Caring for employees extends beyond basic health insurance, so we take a more holistic approach to coverage and support overall wellness to which every human has a right,” the company said.

  • “That means offering employees the dignity of access to reproductive health care.”

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Source: Axios