Walmart to Expand Abortion Coverage Following Roe v Wade Decision

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) disclosed an internal memo, with plans to expand abortion and related travel coverage. The move comes just a couple of months after the Supreme Court terminated the federal right to access the procedure.

According to Insider, the memo from the retailer’s chief people officer, Donna Morris, read: “Effective immediately, the Walmart self-insured healthcare plans will cover abortion when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.”

The company will also “provide travel support for our associates and their covered dependents so they can access services covered by our Walmart self-insured plan when they are not available within 100 miles of their location.”

Walmart is currently the country’s largest private employer and is headquartered in Arkansas, where there are strict abortion limits that have already been put into effect. The retailer’s healthcare expansion is introduced months after companies such as Target and Apple had already broadened or reaffirmed abortion coverage.

According to Morris, the company made the changes after “listening to our associates about what’s important to them.”

“We strive to provide quality, competitive and accessible health coverage that supports you and your families,” she said in the memo.