Indiana's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law on Friday. The state is the first to approve sweeping new restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. One of Indiana's biggest employers, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, issued a strong objection to the new restrictions.

Cummins was among the first major employers in the state to weigh in on the new law. Spokesman: “The right to make decisions regarding reproductive health ensures that women have the same opportunity as others to participate fully in our work force.” He added that Cummins’s health care benefits cover elective reproductive health procedures, including medical travel benefits.

Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical company that has its North American headquarters in Indianapolis, did not have an immediate comment. Other companies with headquarters or large offices in Indiana did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Some companies with a large presence in Indiana have previously stated that they will cover travel for employees.

In June, Kroger said that it would cover up to $4,000 in travel expenses for employees on its health care plan. The software company Salesforce, which has about 2,300 employees in Indianapolis, has also said it would move employees who want to leave states where abortion is banned.
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