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Law’s Sharona Hoffman discussed employer-offered travel benefits for abortion services

Travel benefits for abortion growing quickly among employers

SHRM: Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, discussed the growing number of U.S. employers offering travel benefits for abortion services in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. “I think it’s OK to have a special policy for abortion because that is a discrete issue,” she said. “Employers might be worried about being accused of disability discrimination if they don’t offer travel funds for all medical care. However, pregnancy is not a disability, so I would argue they are not discriminating among disabilities.”