Megan Udinski, FISM News
After the monumental Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade, over 60 major companies responded with promises to pay for expenses of employees traveling out of state to obtain an abortion, according to a Reuters list.
A veteran-owned Texas company is taking a polar opposite stance and increasing employee benefits that would enable families to grow through birth or adoption.
Buffer Insurance announced in a Facebook post on June 27 that they will pay for the medical costs of birthing and adopting a baby, as well as paid paternity and maternity leave.
The company’s president, Sean Turner, told The Christian Post, “After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, we took the opposite stance that these big corporations are making, and they’re making it easier for people to abort their babies. We want to make it easy for employees to grow their families.” He adds that the support is also for families wanting to grow through adoption.
Buffer Insurance is not just stopping there, however. They also shared that they want to enable other employers to implement the same life-saving benefits they have.
Turner explained, “We realize that a lot of large corporations have some of these policies in place. But specifically, we’re a small and young company, so we really want to activate the majority of people who work for other small, midsize organizations. So those are the ones that we think are going to have the most impact by implementing these types of policies of generosity in their own business.”
For example, one of the policies focuses on lactating mothers and providing them time during the work day to pump.
Additionally, he remarks on how the company is working with employees to maximize the benefit and reduce financial “waste.” Turner gives the example, “Let’s say…I want to give $5,000 to an employee’s birth. If they were just adding that to their employees’ checks as a bonus, there are taxes that employers pay as well as the employee. So maybe by the time they receive that, it’s only $4,200 or $3,200. So there are ways that we talk about in these resources to avoid those taxes, and it still is a 100% tax-deductible item for the employer.”
While many larger corporations such as Disney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Apple have announced their new policies enabling employees to murder their unborn babies by covering out-of-state abortion expenses, it is a reminder of God’s goodness to see companies such as Buffer Insurance take an active stand in supporting life.