September 18, 2021

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Uber and Lyft will cover legal fees for the sued drivers in accordance with the law. Texas anti-abortion laws

Ride-sharing companies are taking a stand against Texas SB8’s draconian anti-abortion law.

Lyft said Friday it will cover 100% of the legal fees for Lyft drivers who have been sued in accordance with the law. Uber followed suit soon after, although it did initially took the position who did not believe the law would apply to its drivers.

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Lyft CEO Logan Green announced the news via Twitter. Uber’s CEO quoted Green as saying the company will also provide support to suspicious drivers.

SB8 prohibits Texas women from having an abortion within six weeks. This is the time when most women know they are pregnant. Private citizens can also sue anyone who helps or favors a woman seeking abortion within the time limit.

While the law does not specify what “help or favors” means, it can apply to anyone who takes a woman from place to place, possibly a rideshare driver. Some drivers may not accept rides to and from abortion clinics. This would hamper women’s ability to have an abortion.

Lyft or Uber may pay fees to counter this pressure. However, it would not prevent a driver from going through an expensive legal process. The companies have not provided details on how drivers can access assistance beyond the establishment of a Driver’s Legal Defense Fund. The move made by rideshare companies to help drivers is undoubtedly a positive one. However, it is important that the fees are covered and that the funds are provided early rather than later.

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Lyft will also donate $ 1 million to Planned Parenthood. Logan Green, CEO of Lyft, said the company’s donation and legal protection coverage is “making sure that transportation isn’t a barrier to access to health care.”

Published Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 10: 18.39 +0000

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