Match CEO and Bumble Create Relief Fund for Employees Affected by Texas Abortion Law

Match CEO and Bumble Create Relief Fund for Employees Affected by Texas Abortion Law

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The creators of America’s largest dating app are responding to Texas’ restrictive abortion law, which the Supreme Court allowed to go into effect this week.

Austin-based Bumble said he was creating a relief fund to support people seeking abortions in the state.

“Bumble is founded by women and led by women, and from day one we have stood up for the most vulnerable. We will continue to fight regressive laws like # SB8, ”the company said in a tweet. Republican government by Greg Abbott in May. Most abortions are prohibited by law after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women find out they are pregnant.

A spokesperson for Bumble declined to comment.

Match Group CEO Shar Dubey also announced in a note to employees that he would personally create a fund to support Texas-based workers and dependents who need out-of-state care, said to CNBC a spokesperson for the company. be confirmed.

Dallas-based Match has a plethora of dating companies, including its eponymous Match app, as well as Hinge, Tinder, and OKCupid.

Dubey said in the memo: “As I said before, the company usually doesn’t take a political position unless it is relevant to our business. But in this case, personally, a woman from Texas cannot remain silent like that.

He said: “Surely everyone should see the danger of this highly punitive and unfair law, without exception for victims of rape or incest. I hate that our state is taking this big step forward in women’s rights. East.”

Bloomberg first reported on Dubey’s memo.

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