Starbucks provides assistance for abortion, gender re-affirmation

Starbucks released a statement on Monday that it will cover expenses for the travel cost of U.S. employees who are planning to get abortion or gender confirmation surgeries.,This only applies if the procedure is not available within a 100-mile span of their premises.,“We will always ensure our partners have access to quality healthcare,” Sara Kelly, executive vice president of partner resources of Starbucks, said in a statement.,Starbucks now joins the growing number of companies providing abortion benefits in the United States. The list includes Amazon, Apple, Citigroup, Microsoft and Salesforce.,Support by the companies took place after the leaked draft opinion that the US Supreme court will overturn the decision against the legalization of abortion in the country. (Kristine Paola Caña)