Bumble, which is based in the state capital of Austin and led by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, said Wednesday that it has created a fund “supporting the reproductive rights of women and people across the gender spectrum who seek abortions in Texas.”
Relief funds will go to organizations that support women’s reproductive rights including Fund Texas Choice, according to Bumble.
“Surely everyone should see the danger of this highly punitive and unfair law that doesn’t even make an exception for victims of rape or incest. I would hate for our state to take this big step back in women’s rights,” she added.
The Dallas-based company did not immediately respond to a request for more details on the fund.
The Texas law prohibits abortion providers from conducting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. It would effectively outlaw at least 85% of the abortions sought in the state, according to opponents.
The law took effect Wednesday after the US Supreme Court and a federal appeals court did not rule on attempts to block it.