- Salesforce committed to helping employees and their families relocate if they’re concerned about the ability to seek reproductive care, after a Texas abortion law went into effect.
- Lyft and Uber previously offered to pay legal fees for drivers who face potential lawsuits related to the new law.
Salesforce told thousands of employees in a Slack message on Friday that if they and their families are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care in the wake of Texas’ aggressive anti-abortion law, the company will help them relocate.
Texas’ Senate Bill 8 became law in May and went into effect earlier this month. The law says doctors cannot perform or induce abortions if they have “detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child,” except in medical emergencies. Additionally, ordinary citizens can file lawsuits against those who aid or abet abortions after the detection of a heartbeat.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the law, and on Thursday the Justice Department sued Texas over the law.