Salesforce made headlines after offering to move employees out of Texas if they do not like the Life-saving Texas Heartbeat Act. An internal Slack message sent company-wide announced to employees that the technology company would assist employees and their families in moving to another state.
The message, obtained by CNBC, stated, “These are incredibly personal issues that directly impact many of us — especially women.” Attempting to appear neutral, the company stated, “We recognize and respect that we all have deeply held and different perspectives. As a company, we stand with all of our women at Salesforce and everywhere.”
However, showing clear disapproval of the Texas Heartbeat Act, Salesforce stated, “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.”
Companies do not offer to relocate employees over laws which are viewed with neutrality. Noticeably absent from the “neutral” offer was the option to move to Texas for Pro-Life employees who want to live in a state that protects preborn children.
Salesforce joins tech companies Lyft and Uber in taking action after the Texas law that went into effect on September 1. Lyft donated $1 million to abortion business Planned Parenthood and was joined by Uber in creating a fund for the legal fees of drivers sued under the law (although this is not a possibility given the legal definition of “aiding and abetting”). Additionally, the dating app Bumble, which is based in Texas, has set up a fund to pay for the elective abortions of Texans in other states.
The mainstream media suggests that the tech industry has remained quiet and neutral on the issue of the Texas law, but this is simply not the case. Besides the above instances of activists within major tech companies orchestrating pro-abortion demonstrations, the CEO of a video game developer was ousted from his own company after getting cancelled for his Pro-Life views.
Salesforce did not overtly condemn the law and did not issue a public statement. As of writing, Salesforce did not respond to request for comments from FoxBusiness and other news outlets.
Given that the Slack message was internal, there was not official confirmation of the story. When CNBC published an article on the memo, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff shared the story in a tweet with the words, “Ohana if you want to move we’ll help you exit TX. Your choice.” CNBC clarified, “Ohana is a Hawaiian term that means family.”
The Texas Heartbeat Act bans abortions from the time the preborn child’s heartbeat can be detected, around six weeks’ gestation. After being passed last May, the law went into effect at the beginning of September. The United States Supreme Court denied the abortion industry’s failed attempt to halt the Texas law.
Since the law went into effect, Planned Parenthood has tried to sue Texas Right to Life to prevent Pro-Lifers from filing a civil lawsuit to enforce the law. Not only did that attempt spectacularly fail, but the effort is also futile because the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8), empowers any private citizen to file a civil lawsuit against an abortionist suspected of violating the law.
Salesforce is one of many tech companies demonstrating anti-Life bias. While a few disgruntled employees might be headed to anti-Life states with Salesforce footing the bill for the move, there are many strong and committed Pro-Lifers who would be happy to move to Texas, the first state to enforce a ban on abortions for babies with a heartbeat.