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Efforts to Provide Out-of-State Abortion Travel Benefits Face Rapidly Shifting Legal Landscape

Employment attorneys say the breadth of new state laws — and the pace at which they are going into effect — means in-house counsel at companies trying to create workarounds for employees in states with restrictive abortion laws by providing benefits that would allow them to travel out-of-state to access abortion services will need to be on high alert, since keeping up on top of the laws will be key to limiting their exposure to litigation — or even criminal penalties.

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Some companies are trying to create workarounds for employees in states with restrictive abortion laws by providing benefits that would allow them to travel out-of-state to access abortion services, joining a chorus of companies that announced they would do so in response to a Texas law last year and the leak of a draft version of the opinion in May.

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