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The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade.
Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said the decision denies women their human rights.
Yelp is among a number of businesses financially supporting workers who need to travel for abortions.
The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, a decision that undoes the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion in the US.
Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of tech company Yelp told Insider, "This ruling puts women's health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we've made toward gender equality in the workplaces since Roe," he said. "Business leaders must step up to support the health and safety of their employees by speaking out against the wave of abortion bans that will be triggered as a result of this decision, and call on Congress to codify Roe into law."
Leaders of the company behind the popular small business searching app have been outspoken on abortion. In an interview shortly before the Supreme Court draft of the ruling was leaked in May, Yelp's chief diversity officer Miriam Warren said that abortion restrictions are a matter of employee health and safety.
"Fundamentally, inclusion is about everyone having equitable opportunities for success. In this case, we're talking about approximately 50% of the population facing greater challenges to full participation in the workforce," she said.
Since the leaked draft opinion, Yelp has joined other companies including Citi, Netflix, and Tesla have said they will cover travel costs for workers seeking abortions. Since announcing the benefit, Warren said other companies have reached out with questions on how they could mimic it.
"Many companies are reaching out about this issue," she previously said. "This shows us that companies, big and small, and across a number of industries, are concerned about this issue and they also want to do something to safeguard their employees."
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