Salesforce sent their employees a message notifying them that they will assist in helping them relocate if they live in Texas and are afraid of the new laws that place a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is present.
In response, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe invited those employees to come to Virginia.
“My message to companies like Salesforce is clear: come to Virginia – where we remain open and welcoming, and opposed to dangerous abortion bans that put women’s health and lives at risk – all of which Glenn Youngkin would enact as governor,” McAuliffe said in a statement Monday.
His Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin has not stated specifically rather he would support similar restrictions in Virginia – though he has said he does support abortion in extreme circumstances like incest and rape – something the new law in Texas does not allow.
President Biden’s Justice Department is suing Texas over the new law.
“We’ve seen these extreme right-wing attacks on reproductive health in Virginia before, and as governor I fought back against every single one,” McAuliffe continued. “I kept women’s health clinics open when extreme right wing Republicans like Glenn Youngkin tried to force them to close, and I vetoed every anti-women’s health bill including multiple efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. This dangerous Texas law is exactly what Glenn has in mind when he says he wants to go ‘on offense’ to ban abortion in the Commonwealth. The fact is it is dangerous, it would harm our economy, and I will not let it happen in Virginia.”
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