Tucker Carlson Angers at Employers’ Abortion Aid: ‘They’re Anti-Family’

Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has lashed out at employers who promise to pay for the interstate travel of people seeking abortion treatment following the Supreme Court decision Roe v. calf.

Carlson made the remarks during Friday night’s edition of his opinion show Tucker Carlson tonight. The conservative pundit denounced President Joe Biden and other “leftists” who opposed the court’s ruling, before targeting a number of American companies that have promised to pay travel expenses to workers seeking the procedure, which is now is or will soon be illegal in their home states.

“Note that abortion is the red line for her,” a seemingly puzzled Carlson said after playing a clip of Biden lamenting the decision. “Abortion? Of all the issues, why is it so important to you?”

Carlson then said it was “obvious” that companies promising to pay for abortion-related travel were doing so solely out of their own financial interests. Big US companies like Amazon, JPMorgan, Walt Disney, Citigroup, Starbucks, Yelp and Tesla have all pledged support.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said companies that agreed to pay travel expenses for abortion treatments were “against families.” Carlson is pictured during an event in Washington, DC on March 29, 2019.
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“It’s obvious why it’s so important to America’s corporations, almost all of which immediately jumped in and said, ‘We’re going to fly you to the state of your choice for an abortion,'” Carlson said. “Of course – employees without families are significantly cheaper for the company.”

“And it’s a lot cheaper to pay for an abortion than it is for maternity leave or an extra name on the insurance policy,” he added. “So it’s all about the money for American companies. It always is. Families are bad for big companies, so they are against families.”

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The conservative majority on the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. calfthe landmark 1973 abortion rights decision, on Friday while issuing a ruling on the lawsuit Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi-based lawsuit sought a 15-week ban on most abortions and offered a direct challenge to the court’s longstanding precedent.

Following the decision, most abortions immediately became or will become illegal in about half of all US states, with the possibility that more will follow. Unless Congress passes a national ban, however, the procedure is likely to remain legal in several states controlled by Democrats who broadly support abortion rights.

In addition to companies offering travel assistance for interstate abortion treatments, news of the court’s decision prompted prominent Democratic leaders to pledge support for those crossing state lines while warning against any attempts to punish those who travel.

Gavin Newsom, Kate Brown and Jay Inslee — the Democratic governors of California, Oregon and Washington, respectively, on Friday announced an initiative they dubbed the “Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom.”

The initiative includes a number of provisions to “counter efforts by states hostile to abortion rights” that “target patients receiving legal reproductive health services” in states where abortion remains legal.

“We will resist intrusion by prosecutors, law enforcement or vigilantes from other states attempting to screen patients receiving services in our states,” Brown said said in a video statement. “We will not stand aside.”

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Rick Schindler

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