Salesforc specializes in customer relations management (CRM). Actually, it bills itself as "the world's number one CRM platform.""Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice," said Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff on Friday."
According to statements gathered by CNBC that were disseminated on one of the company's Slack channels, Salesforce told its thousands of its employees: "These are incredibly personal issues that directly impact many of us — especially women. 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. With that being said, if you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will help relocate you and members of your immediate family," Salesforce wrote in the Slack message on Friday.
Other companies have already joined the fight ahead of Salesforce. Lyft and Uber announced the establishment of legal defense funds to help rideshare drivers fight against any potential legal action stemming from the Texas pro-life law.
The "fetal heartbeat" bill, effective Sept. 1, bans most abortions in the state of Texas. The restriction, part of an aggressive agenda for Republican lawmakers during the current legislative session, places Texas at the heart of the pro-life fight among conservative states challenging the boundaries of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 controversial Supreme Court case.
Many proposals have been created to limit the availability of the procedure, keeping an eye on the changing power dynamics at the Supreme Court. Conservatives now hold the 6-3 majority since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett last year.
Easily passing the Senate and House, despite forecasted fervent opposition from congressional Democrats, the measure allows any private citizen to sue an abortion provider or others who "aid and abet" an abortion in violation of the new ban.
"Our creator endowed us with the right to life, and yet millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion," Abbott said during live video footage of the ceremony shared to Facebook."In Texas, we work to save those lives and that's exactly what the Texas Legislature did this session," he stated.