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Alaska Airlines Publicly Commits to Women’s Health Issues

Following the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Alaska Airlines has reiterated its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees.
Once again, Alaska Airlines is making a social stand after the Supreme Court of the United States decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent.

Alaska Airlines has issued a statement to its employees following the decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.  In the statement, Andy Schneider, the carrier’s senior vice president of People, reiterated the airline’s commitment to protecting the wellbeing of employees of both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, a regional partner of Alaska.

Alaska’s Culture of Care Will Continue

Schneider explained that, despite the court’s ruling, there would be no change to the company’s healthcare benefits.  While he acknowledged that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade – which constitutionally protected a woman’s right to obtain an abortion – was a deeply personal and emotional matter, Scheider stated, “Our culture of care includes ensuring a work environment where everyone feels safe and respected. Regardless of your individual views, this is a time to demonstrate understanding, empathy and kindness for each other.”

“Second, we will continue, just as we always have, to provide employees with extensive benefits to support your health and wellbeing, no matter where you live. This includes reimbursing travel for certain medical procedures and treatments if they are not available where you live. Today’s Supreme Court decision does not change that,” he added.

Schneider concluded his message by urging employees who felt distracted by the ruling to speak to their managers and HR contacts in order to preserve the carrier’s safe onward operation.

Thus far, Alaska Airlines is the only carrier to have made a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. All other major legacy carriers, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, have not publicly commented on the decision.

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SH115 July 8, 2022

And with that, they lost a customer. 

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antignos July 1, 2022

So let me see if I understand this the cost to travel and have an abortion is 1/2 the cost of child birth and potentionally 1/1000 the cost of an issue during birth?  So do they really care about abortion or is this a cost cutting measure to decrease healthcare costs?

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nd2010 June 30, 2022

Eventually I expect an abortion clinic to open up airside within major hub airports in blue states like Chicago, NY, Denver, etc. And airlines will stand for womens rights by offering free or discounted standby tickets to women in red states seeking an abortion.

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AsiaTravel2019 June 30, 2022

I am so glad Alaska Airlines is virtue signaling its wokeness. 

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School is in session: A fetus/embryo, by definition, is neither a baby nor child. No peer-recognized study has concluded the fetus “feels pain” or is “sentient”. The receptive fields are not established until the 35th week – only earlier if the fetus is born prior and only when it becomes a baby. This is reality. School is out. PhD, Cognition & Behavior