- Bumble has created a relief fund for women and people across the gender spectrum seeking abortions.
- The Supreme Court did not block a Texas law limiting abortion to the first six weeks of pregnancy.
- On Wednesday, Bumble vowed to "keep fighting against regressive laws."
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Bumble has created a relief fund to support people seeking abortions in Texas after the Supreme Court refused to block a restrictive abortion ban coming into effect in the state.
"Starting today, Bumble has created a relief fund supporting the reproductive rights of women and people across the gender spectrum who seek abortions in Texas," the tweet said.
-Bumble (@bumble) September 1, 2021
The $6.6 billion company, which entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe Herd founded in 2014, said in another tweet that it was "women-founded and women-led," and would "keep fighting against regressive laws like #SB8."
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court voted against blocking a law, known as SB 8, in Texas that limits the time in which women can receive abortions to the first six weeks of pregnancy.
The so-called "heartbeat bill" - first signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May - prevents women in Texas from having abortions after a foetal heartbeat is detected. This often occurs around six weeks, which is before many women even realize they are pregnant.
Bumble's announcement comes as other companies have taken a stand against the law. Match Group - the $38.4 billion parent company of several dating platforms, including Hinge and Tinder - told its staff in a memo that it would start a fund for its Texas employees to access abortions outside of the state.
"I am setting up a fund to ensure that if any of our Texas-based employees or a dependent find themselves impacted by this legislation and need to seek care outside of Texas, the fund will help cover the additional costs incurred," Shar Dubey, Match Group's CEO said in the memo, which the company shared with Insider.
"I'm not speaking about this as the CEO of a company," Dubey said. "I'm speaking about this personally, as a mother and a woman who has fervently cared about women's rights, including the very fundamental right of choice over her body."
Bumble did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.