Commercial software company Salesforce says it will help employees leave Texas if they are worried about new law that severely restricts abortion in the state

DALLAS – The Salesforce CEO said the company would help employees leave Texas, and he did so by retweeting a story linking the offer to concerns over Texas’ new anti-abortion law.

Salesforce, which sells customer management software, joins a small number of companies that have reacted against Texas law.

CNBC reported that the San Francisco-based company told employees in a Slack message that it would help them move “if you have concerns about accessing reproductive health care in your state.”

CEO Marc Benioff retweeted the story on Friday night, adding, “Ohana, if you want to move, we’ll help you get out of Texas. Your choice. ”Ohana is a Hawaiian term for family.

The company did not return any messages for comment.

The Texas law was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature and was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, but only came into effect this month. It bans most abortions after six weeks, before many women know if they are pregnant, and allows private residents to sue anyone who helps a woman have an abortion.

By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court refused to block the law. This week, the US Department of Justice sued Texas for blocking the law.

Abortion rights activists have pressured Texas-based companies to criticize the law, but most have remained silent.



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