Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Disney employee slams company for paying abortion travel costs: ‘They haven’t learned their lesson’

A Disney employee in Florida slammed the company’s push to pay abortion travel costs for employees, telling reporters on Saturday that it would be terrible for business and “alienate” consumers.

Jose Castillo, an Orlando resort manager, accused the Walt Disney Company of attempting to influence politics after entering the contentious abortion debate following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Disney was among the major American corporations to speak out after the landmark abortion decision was overturned on Friday, promising in an internal message that they would compensate employees who had to fly out of state to have the operation performed.

“Disney was fully aware that this document would be leaked and create national headlines, They sent it anyway because Disney wants to make a political statement and attempt, once more, to influence our country’s political process.”

JOSE CASTILLO: It seems like Disney executives have not learned their lesson from the backlash from the Florida parental rights in education bill. You see the stock price going down. There are people, there are employees who they’re alienating. I spoke with a colleague the other day who said, ‘I just don’t know how longer I can keep working for this company.’ And frankly, I’m sure there are going to be guests who are going to be saying, ‘Should I really pay for a ticket to go watch a movie, to go to the theme parks that will eventually end up paying for someone’s abortion?’ Like I said, this was already their policy. There was really no need for them to come out and send this memo, only to make a political statement.

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