Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and departing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg were among noteworthy tech executives speaking out publicly on Friday's Supreme Court ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ends the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., which has stood since 1973.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and many otherwise politically outspoken venture capital investors have so far remained publicly silent on the ruling.

Elon Musk's Twitter account, which has 99.5 million followers currently, featured a pinned tweet from May that said, "USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years."

The court's anticipated reversal of Roe v. Wade leaves states with the power to set their abortion laws, including outright bans on all surgical and medication abortions. According to an analysis by the Guttmacher Institute, twenty-six states in total are expected to restrict severely, if not fully ban, abortion after the ruling.

Abortion bans in Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky and South Dakota were immediately affected. When abortion is not legal or available, people face health risks that can be fatal in some cases.

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO "I believe CEOs have a responsibility to take care of their employees--no matter what. Salesforce moves employees when they feel threatened or experience discrimination. To our Ohana--we always make sure you have the best benefits & care, & we will always have your back. Always. [heart emoji]" 

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder - "This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable setback. And it puts women's lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged."

Jeff Lawson, Twilio CEO - "It is a dark day in our nation's history. Stripping away this basic human right disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable women across the country. Both I and Twilio support every woman's right to choose."

Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO - "Today's SCOTUS ruling puts women's health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we've made toward gender equality in the workplace since Roe. Business leaders must speak out now and call on Congress to codify Roe into law."

Susan Wojicki, YouTube CEO - "As a CEO I recognize there are a spectrum of opinions on the SCOTUS ruling today. As a woman, it's a devastating setback. I personally believe every woman should have a choice about how and when to become a mother. Reproductive rights are human rights."