Ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber said they will cover all the legal fees of any of their drivers who are sued under Texas's restrictive new abortion law.
The law, which went into effect this week, bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. It lets private citizens sue anyone who helps someone obtain an abortion, including by providing a ride to a clinic. That's raised concerns that ride-hailing drivers could be sued simply for transporting passengers.
"Drivers are never responsible for monitoring where their riders go or why. Imagine being a driver and not knowing if you are breaking the law by giving someone a ride," Lyft said in a statement on Friday.
"Similarly, riders never have to justify, or even share, where they are going and why. Imagine being a pregnant woman trying to get to a healthcare appointment and not knowing if your driver will cancel on you for fear of breaking a law. Both are completely unacceptable."
The statement was signed by Lyft CEO Logan Green, President John Zimmer and General Counsel Kristin Sverchek.
Green described the law on Twitter as "an attack on women's access to healthcare and on their right to choose."
He said Lyft is also donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood "to ensure that transportation is never a barrier to healthcare access."
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said on Twitter that Uber would follow Lyft's lead.
"Team @Uber is in too and will cover legal fees in the same way. Thanks for the push," he wrote, quoting Green's announcement of Lyft's driver defense fund.
The Texas-based dating app Bumble said this week it's creating a fund to support reproductive rights and help people seeking abortions in the state. The CEO of Match, which owns dating apps including Tinder and is also based in Texas, said she would personally create a fund to help employees and their dependents who are affected by the law.
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Oc x canon is kinda cringe
Ngl deleted my first post asking abt oc x canon for bnha after I saw these but then I remembered this is my blog and also like?? You're welcome to leave any time
Surprise there was more from that mic picture I posted forever ago
Although tbh im going to redraw this bc I kinda hate the poses like miss girl what was I doing 😭😭
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“You wrapped the big reveal?”
Carl the Animator: “Oh yeah!”
Carl the Animator: “Bumble comes back to get ‘em...”
Carl the Animator: “...but oh, what’s this?”
Carl the Animator: “Hermey saved the day, and tells everyone all about–... what’s that look for?”
Ted the Animator: “While he’s speaking, something feels... off.”
Carl the Animator: “Don’t know what you’re talkin’ 'bout.”
Ted the Animator: “...wait... does he have a mouth?”
Carl the Animator: “Suuuure he does.”
Ted the Animator: “...I really don’t think he does.”
Carl the Animator: “Uhhh... he just removed it for a while, out of sympathy for the Bumble’s dental work."
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