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Salesforce to assist employees depart states over abortion legal guidelines

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Salesforce mentioned the corporate will assist staff depart Texas, and he did so whereas retweeting a narrative linking the supply to concern about Texas’ new anti-abortion regulation.

Salesforce, which sells customer-management software program, joins a small variety of firms which have reacted towards the Texas regulation.

CNBC reported that the San Francisco-based firm instructed staff in a Slack message it is going to assist them transfer “when you’ve got issues about entry to reproductive healthcare in your state.”

On Friday night time, CEO Marc Benioff retweeted a put up concerning the story, including, “Ohana if you wish to transfer we’ll make it easier to exit TX. Your alternative.” Ohana is a Hawaiian time period for household.

The corporate didn’t return messages for remark.

The Texas regulation handed the Republican-controlled state Legislature and was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in Might however didn’t go into impact till this month. It bans most abortions after six weeks, earlier than many ladies know whether or not they’re pregnant, and lets personal residents sue anybody who helps a lady get an abortion.

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court docket declined to dam the regulation. This week the U.S. Justice Division sued Texas to dam the regulation.

Experience-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, each based mostly in San Francisco, have mentioned they are going to pay authorized charges for any drivers who’re sued for taking a lady to an abortion clinic. Relationship-app supplier Bumble, which is predicated in Texas, mentioned it is going to create a reduction fund for individuals affected by the regulation.

Abortion-rights activists have pressured Texas-based firms to criticize the regulation, however most have remained silent.