Bumble to help fund abortion costs in Texas
“Bumble is women-founded and women-led, and from day one we’ve stood up for the most vulnerable."
Bumble has said it will help fund abortion costs in Texas.
The match-making app, which is based in Austin, Texas, has set up a fund to aid those seeking terminations in the US state.
Texas this week passed a law making abortions after six weeks gestation illegal except in very specific circumstances. The new legislation also encourages Texans to report people suspected of helping a woman avail of an abortion after six weeks.
Bumble, founded by Whitney Wolfe in 2014, announced the fund this week, dubbing the new law "regressive."
“Starting today, Bumble has created a relief fund supporting the reproductive rights of women and people across the gender spectrum who seek abortions in Texas,” they said.
“Bumble is women-founded and women-led, and from day one we’ve stood up for the most vulnerable. We'll keep fighting against regressive laws like #SB8.”
Match Group, who house Match.com, has also told their employees that they will fund abortions for workers who need them in the wake of the new legislation.
CEO Shar Dubey said in an email to staff that the company will cover costs for workers who need to travel outside the state to access abortion services.
She wrote: “I immigrated to America from India over 25 years ago, I am shocked that I now live in a state where women’s reproductive laws are more regressive than most of the world, including India."
“Surely everyone should see the danger of this highly punitive and unfair law. I would hate for our state to take this big step back in women’s rights.”