This morning the US Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that withdrew Roe vs. Wade,
This is a profound change for the country that has a profound impact on many of us, especially women. Everyone will respond in their own way, whether it’s wanting the space and time to process, speaking up, volunteering outside of work, not wanting to discuss it at all, or something else entirely. Please be mindful of what many of your co-workers are feeling and, as always, treat each other with respect.
Equity is exceptionally important to us as a company, and we share concerns about the impact this decision will have on people’s health, lives and careers. We will continue to work to make reproductive health information accessible in our products and will continue our work to protect user privacy.
To support Googlers and their dependents, our American benefits plan and health insurance cover out-of-state medical procedures that are not available when the employee lives and works. Googlers can also apply for transfer without justification, and those overseeing the process will be aware of the situation. If you need additional assistance, please connect 1:1 to a People Consultant.
We will be arranging support sessions for Googlers in the US in the coming days. These will be posted on Googler News.
Please don’t hesitate to count on your Google community in the days to come and continue to take good care of yourself and each other.