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April 13, 2023
Popular dating apps Bumble and Match pledged to help women affected by the Texas heartbeat abortion bill.
The two businesses, headquartered in Austin and Dallas, are creating relief funds that will be donated to pro-abortion organizations, like Fund Texas Choice. “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,” the dating app wrote in a Tweet.
Match CEO Shar Dubey said, “The company generally does not take political stands unless it is relevant to our business. But in this instance, I personally, as a woman in Texas, could not keep silent.”
SB 8, the Texas Heartbeat Act, prohibits abortionists from killing babies with detectable heartbeats. In the womb, the development of a heartbeat may occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The legislation holds the abortionist and anyone who assists in setting up the abortion legally liable, however, women who receive abortions will not be sued or fined.
Opponents of the bill suggest a ban on abortions targets “underserved communities” such as people of color and low-income earners. “The burdens of this cruel law will fall most heavily on Black, Latinx, and indigenous patients who … will face particular challenges and injuries if forced to attempt to seek care out of state or else carry an unwanted pregnancy to term,” read a lawsuit by a pro-abortion group.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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