Sep 2, 2021 - Health

Bumble creates relief fund for people seeking abortions in Texas

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Bumble has created a relief fund to support reproductive rights for people who seek abortions in Texas, the Austin-based online dating platform announced Thursday.

Why it matters: Texas' new abortion ban went into effect on Wednesday, the most restrictive abortion law allowed for enforcement since 1973. It erects significant barriers and expenses for some people in Texas seeking abortions.

What they're saying: "Bumble is women-founded and women-led, and from day one we’ve stood up for the most vulnerable," the company tweeted. "We'll keep fighting against regressive laws like #SB8."

Context: Bumble, which was designed to protect women from unwanted attention, gives women the power to make the first move on its app.

Worth noting: The CEO of Match Group has said she will also establish a relief fund for Texas-based employees affected by the ban.

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