After Horrific Overturn of Roe v. Wade, Bungie Introduces “Travel Reimbursement for Unavailable Healthcare”

After Horrific Overturn of Roe v. Wade, Bungie Introduces "Travel Reimbursement for Unavailable Healthcare"

On a very dark day in America, game developer Bungie has introduced a new program called the “Travel Reimbursement for Unavailable Healthcare” in response to the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

On June 24, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which has protected abortion rights in the United States for almost 50 years. As expected, many Americans, celebrities, companies and people in general have voiced their rage on Twitter, but some are going above and beyond, like Bungie, the company behind Halo and Destiny titles.

Game developer, Bungie, released a statement on their website today solidifying that they stand against this decision, and will do whatever is in their power to help. In turn, the company will be implementing a travel reimbursement program for anyone who needs to go elsewhere for healthcare needs.

“Bungie is committed to ensuring that every one of our employees and their families have safe and affordable access to essential healthcare needs. As we continue to expand our digital-first workplace to more states, we will now be implementing a travel reimbursement program for any employee to use when they or a dependent cannot get access to the healthcare they need where they live,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, the company touched on the subject, noting organizations you can donate to in order to support healthcare rights. You can find them below:

Bungie isn’t the only company to stand up and speak out, either. Bend Studio, the developer behind Days Gone and Uncharted: Golden Abyss also showed support for healthcare rights on Twitter. Facebook parent company Meta has stated they will also reimburse travel expenses, but are “assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved,” according to Reuters.

But perhaps most shockingly, The Walt Disney Co, has “told employees that it recognizes the impact of the abortion ruling, but it remains committed to providing comprehensive access to quality healthcare – including family planning and reproductive care.” Considering the company has been under scrutiny when it comes to human rights in the past, and it is a welcome change.

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