September 15, 2021 | From Daily Mail
The IT giant Salesforce has offered to help relocate its employees working in Texas, following the passage of a restrictive abortion law in the conservative US state.
Salesforce, a San Francisco-based software company, told its employees that it respects ‘that we all have deeply held and different perspectives,’ according to an internal note quoted by CNBC.
‘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,’ the memo read…
On Thursday, the Biden administration sued to block the ban.
Attorney General Merrick Garland branded it as ‘clearly unconstitutional’ for violating Supreme Court precedents…
Garland blasted the new law, SB 8, at a press conference at the Justice Department, where he said the US was seeking a preliminary and a permanent injunction to prevent state officials from enforcing the new law.
He slammed what he called an ‘unprecedented scheme to in the chief justice’s words “insulate the state from responsibility” – and singled out provisions that allow individuals under the new statute to sue abortion providers or those who aid or abet a woman who gets an abortion. State residents can seek up to $10,000 from such individuals who assist an abortion after a fetus reaches six weeks, in a mechanism lawmakers used to get around potential legal hurdles…
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(Excerpt from Daily Mail. Article by AFP. Photo Credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images).