Red State Unable To Handle Abortion Laws

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( – On Thursday, fifty-one businesses in Texas signed an amicus brief supporting the twenty-two women who were suing the state over the abortion ban. They further pointed out that the Texas abortion ban had several ambiguities in the law which made it significantly harder for U.S. businesses in the state to recruit employees in the state.

The amicus brief has been filed by in-house counsel at Bumble, a dating site, and expressed support for the plaintiffs in the case Zurawski v. Texas. In that case, twenty former patients alleged that due to the potential consequences outlined in the abortion ban their physicians had denied them access to abortions that were medically necessary out of fear of the repercussions.

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, who has pointed out that many of the business’s employees are women, stated that she felt it necessary not only to provide health care access but also to speak out against those who were taking away women’s rights. Among the businesses who signed the letter included dating websites Match Group, which is the parent company of Tinder and, advertising companies GSD&M and Preacher as well as the United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce. There were also restaurants, real estate, and law firms that argued that the abortion laws in the state made it harder to recruit those who were looking to move to a place where they could have children.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted an almost-total ban on abortion, which starts as soon as the fetus develops a heartbeat. The heartbeat development occurs around 6 weeks, which is before most women find out that they are pregnant.

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