The cloud-based software giant Salesforce is offering to help relocate employees out of Texas following the state’s enactment of its extreme new abortion law.
Referring to the “incredibly personal issues” that the law creates, a message to the company’s entire workforce sent late on Friday said any employee and their family wishing to move elsewhere would receive assistance.
“Ohana if you want to move we’ll help you exit TX. Your choice,” the Salesforce chief executive, Marc Benioff, said in a tweet featuring a CNBC article about the offer, and using a term common in Hawaii for “family”.
In its message to workers, Salesforce, which is headquartered in California, did not directly mention Texas, where about 2,000 of its 56,000 global workers are based, or take a stance on the law. But its intention was clear.
“These are incredibly personal issues that directly impact many of us – especially women,” it said.
“We recognize and respect that we all have deeply held and different perspectives. As a company, we stand with all of our women at Salesforce and everywhere. If you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will help relocate you and members of your immediate family.”
The company’s offer appears to be part of a growing corporate backlash against the Texas law, which took effect on 1 September when the US supreme court refused to block it.
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Well, it's also imposing one's values onto others. Religious or moral. The thing is, you wouldn't go into someone's home and tell them what religion to practice, how to raise their kids, etc., but we seem to be okay telling women they have to have an unwanted child.
I predict 1) many women will obtain out of state abortions, 2) there will be a lot more babies up for adoption, and/or 3) there will be a higher use of the morning-after pill.
It's all so repressive and regressive and discouraging.
Of course rich Texans will still be able to secure abortions for daughters, escorts, or girlfriends.
Sorry the fetus is no more a human being at the first stages then the female eggs or the man sperm cells by themselves.
Quote:Sorry the fetus is no more a human being at the first stages then the female eggs or the man sperm cells by themselves.
This is nonsense. Talk to anyone who has suffered a miscarriage, even at the first stages of pregnancy.
The GOP's war on women is very much real. Don't believe us?
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Of course, if someone is impregnated by means of rape - That's a different matter.
Her womb have zero chance of infecting others that happen to be sharing the same space such as on airliners unlike covid.
BillRM wrote:Her womb have zero chance of infecting others that happen to be sharing the same space such as on airliners unlike covid.
Her womb does have a chance of determining whether some guy becomes a father or not however.
It is wrong to suggest that there is no external impact.