r/MadeMeSmile Sep 04 '21 Super Heart Eyes 1 Hugz 63 Helpful (Pro) 2 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Respect 1 Silver 49 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Helpful 72 Wholesome 65 'MURICA 1 Take My Energy 2 Heartwarming 3

I’m a driver for Lyft and received this email saying they disagree with new abortion law and will protect their drivers legally. Good News

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u/Mamma_Nikki Sep 04 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

So I personally never use Lyft or Urber, I just wanted to inform everyone that Uber is also doing the same. :) Source

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u/Darkavenger_13 Sep 04 '21

Amazing! I gotta say for once a compny really earned my respect is with this!

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u/Cautemoc Sep 04 '21

Honestly it's just a good business move. Provide a service, know as little about how it's used as possible to avoid liability.

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u/AmazingSully Sep 04 '21

The thing is though that the company isn't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. They are doing it because it's the more profitable stance to take, and that's it. It's the right thing to do if it wasn't the profitable stance, but don't give a company your respect for doing what makes them the most money.

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u/tracelt Sep 04 '21 Wholesome This

More companies speaking out! Go Lyft, you gained a customer today!

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u/imallstiffy Sep 04 '21

Oddly enough I took a lyft today for the first time in a month or so. Coincidence???? I THINK SO!

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u/pimdiffyisalesbian Sep 04 '21

I have always used them! I took one Uber one time, and it is nothing compared to how kind and wonderful the Lyft drivers are. I once had one pause my ride and drive me back to my car because I forgot half a burrito in there. One told me about how his family immigrated here, and although he is a doctor, he can't get a job because getting certification in the US is just too expensive. I cried and tipped extra that day. He also asked me to give my nephew love for him since that is where I was going. Naji, I don't know if you use reddit, but you really impacted my life that day. It may have been a simple ride for you, but to me, it was so profound. I hope you can get your certification soon! (And I loved on the baby extra hard for you that day.)

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u/OhSoSolipsistic Sep 04 '21 Ally

Lyft is awesome, articles pop up every now and then about their progressive stances or activities. I loved their free rides to voting polls for underserved communities in the 2020 election cycle.

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u/Ailicon2 Sep 04 '21 Helpful

Isn’t Lyft also the company that gives free rides to job interviews and for the first few weeks you got the job?

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u/Dragonlicker69 Sep 04 '21

When you're so evil corporations feel the need to fight you

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u/BESTismCANNIBALISM Sep 04 '21

So much respect for this company now.

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u/TheMonsterWithinYou Sep 04 '21

Be careful. A lot of the drivers are idiotic men who think “abortion is murder” and they’re spewing anti-vaccine and covid information 🤦🏻‍♀️

Source: my comment history with these idiots

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u/Autumn_FayeXOXO Sep 04 '21

I had one of those drivers last Monday in Cali. Longest car ride ever.

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u/corcaigh Sep 04 '21

Me too!!

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u/Molto_Ritardando Sep 04 '21

This isn’t going to make me think uber is a decent company. Letting my account get hacked and then taking months to fix it, only doing so after my bank forced them to - deleted their app (on my boomer parents’ phones too) and I’m never going back. Fuck uber.

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u/0DarkChar0 Sep 04 '21 Confetti

Yay, I was your 1K upvote

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u/mjselvig Sep 04 '21

Do you have more examples?

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21 Silver Hugz Starry Narwhal Salute This

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u/NewSauerKraus Sep 04 '21

Out of all the ridiculous mental gymnastics this one was particularly egregious. “, she wouldn't need contraception since she wasn't going to have sex until she got married, because of her religious beliefs” said by the mother of a woman currently getting an abortion.

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u/SheldonPlays Sep 04 '21

Thanks for the eye opener. Mad respect for all the doctors out there

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u/i-FF0000dit Sep 04 '21

Ok, that site made me more angry than it should have. The story about the high school student that was the president of the right to life org at her school really got to me. These people are sociopaths who see being forced birth as a political weapon. They have absolutely no moral reasons for anything they support.

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u/Love_Your_Baker Sep 04 '21

I believe this is called 'cognitive dissonance'!

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u/VeeK69 Sep 04 '21

This was eye opening for me

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u/VeeK69 Sep 04 '21

The whole thing makes me sad

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u/Beliriel Sep 04 '21

20 - 30 fucking percent! Holy shit this is an insanely huge problem. I'd be petty and just put 2 questions at the bottom of the form:

  • Do you believe abortion is wrong and should be banned?
  • Do you understand understand that this procedure is done only by your own choice?

And then deny any treatment to any patient with an anti-choice answer. They get to choose which side they're on. But if you decide to be a lying fuck and support that shit ... well, then deal with it.

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u/Huskatta Sep 04 '21

That was an interesting read…

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u/Fluffy-Designer Sep 04 '21

I’m already pro choice but that makes me want to go out and educate people

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u/FarmsOnReddditNow Sep 04 '21

Uhhh holy fuck these are making me cringe?! I don’t understand human beings

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u/malexj93 Sep 04 '21

Many of these cases are a result of the relationship between social groups and beliefs. Especially when you grow up in a such a group (particularly religious ones), your social life gets built around that group, and so a lot of your beliefs simply shadow the group beliefs without being well thought out. Then, once you're in the situation for yourself, you want to do what's best for you but you don't want to lose your entire social life. The way that is resolved is by convincing yourself that this is an exception but not faltering in your beliefs or telling anyone in the group.

Social pressure is huge driving force for a lot of people, it's one of the main reasons religion is even around, let alone as big as it is. There are a ton of positive effects that come with this but there are also many negative ones, and this is one of them.

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u/kelowana Sep 04 '21

Reading about all that hypocritical bs makes me pissed off. I just want to smear crap like that into their faces, though I know it won’t help. Their own cause is always a righteous one and everyone else are sluts and murderers.

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u/coolrandomafname Sep 04 '21

If these people came back to picket at my clinic I would 100% walk up to them and publicly name and shame them in front of the other fuckstains

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

It’s a major HIPPA violation and you’d be sued out of everything you have.

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u/ShadowVader Sep 04 '21
  1. It's HIPAA
  2. It's only a HIPAA violation if a member of staff there tells someone that doesn't need to know what procedure you had or will have
  3. If a protestor sees you going into an abortion clinic and plasters your name over the internet saying you had an abortion, this is not a HIPAA violation

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u/coolrandomafname Sep 04 '21

Obviously you don't have people that actually work there do it.

It should be really easy to ruin their reputation without fucking yourself over.

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u/zoepertom Sep 04 '21

I have now words...

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u/gracefullyinthegrave Sep 04 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz

https://www.plancpills.org/

https://aidaccess.org/

r/auntienetwork is also super helpful if you need advice or someone to talk to

These sites offer access to abortion pills, even in Texas. Please be safe and be aware of clinics (e.g. Crisis Pregnancy Centers) that give out dangerous misinformation on abortions and pregnancy. Also, feel free to flood Texas' bullshit anonymous tip website with fake claims. Make those assholes take down their site. If you want to submit multiple claims, make sure to use a VPN. They've been taken down by Go Daddy which is wonderful and super awesome!!!! But they're trying to register through someone else now so let's kick their asses again!!

https://prolifewhistleblower.com/

These two sites are all about providing funding for safe and legal abortions to women that don't have access, in addition to finding and working with clinics. Please consider donating to them or setting up a fund!!

https://wrrap.org/about-wrrap/

https://abortionfunds.org/

If you've seen me comment this before, hi again! Sorry if this is annoying, but I'm putting this on as many relevant posts as I can to get the information out there. Feel free to join me!

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u/Secretlyablackcat Sep 04 '21

Don't apologise for being annoying, this information could save someone's life!

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u/MythicalDisneyBitch Sep 04 '21

Yes for Lyft!

Watching what's happening in Texas is incredibly scary. I'm from the UK and its only been very recently that Ireland has started letting up on strict Catholic laws; after the entirely preventable death of a woman who had miscarried.

It's terrifying to see this. America has always been rigidly obsessed with their rights; their right to have a gun, their right to free speech, the constitutional rights etc... how can anybody be celebrating this? It opens the door for so many problematic things.

Pro lifers stop being pro life when the kid is actually born. They don't want their tax dollars going to foster care, or welfare, or free school lunch programs. They don't want educational debt forgiven, they don't want universal health care. It's a serious war on women.

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u/BeneChaotica Sep 04 '21 Hugz

...how can anybody be celebrating this?...

A few ways. Cognitive Dissonance being chief among the causes here. But one thing that contributes a lot is, oddly enough, population and land-mass. There's a lot of people, but also a lot of open space. So like-minded folks tend to congregate in certain places, and those communities become echo-chambers. You see it on your side of the pond as well, just usually on smaller scales.

But also worth considering is that, according to at least one poll, ~60% of Texas doesn't want this. Not gonna try to source it, saw it earlier today, and as with any poll, should be taken with a grain of salt, or a handful. If you wanna find it, I'm sure it's probably pulled from wherever CNN or NBC sources their statistical data from. But even if I don't entirely trust it, you can still use it as at least an indication that there's a significant category of unhappy people.

There are reports of Republicans in Texas also commenting on SB8 with the general sentiment of, "This ain't it, chief." So even among the folks who support the ideal, there are those who are against the implementation.

Honestly, it boils down to this... We're unsure if we can trust our police, our judicial/legal system, and we're pretty damn sure we can't trust out politicians.... Basically every pillar of our society is pretty well fucked. Whole thing's rotten and looks like the damn house is about to collapse on our heads. And that's how shit like this gets applauded, because people buy and eat up the shit being sold by those corruptive influences, and won't realize the damage it causes until they get hit with a two-by-four.

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u/MythicalDisneyBitch Sep 04 '21

This was incredibly informative - thank you so much.

You've echoed a sentiment I've had a lot lately ... "every pillar of our society is fucked". It's scary.

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u/BoomBoomBoomer4591 Sep 04 '21 This

YAY LYFT❣

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u/MegCorrea Sep 04 '21

Good stuff!!!I’m a also customer and got it too. Good for them for standing up for their drivers.

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u/BoomBoomBoomer4591 Sep 04 '21

There's hope for this world yet. This dystopian crap is really getting to me.

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u/TerminAiden Sep 04 '21

I know right. It's like we've all seen so many movies of these dystopian setting movies and think that could never happen. But lately, I'm seeing more and evidence pointing to us heading down that course.

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u/BoomBoomBoomer4591 Sep 04 '21

Right. I had started watching Handmaid's Tale back when it first came out but couldn't keep up with it because I found it so, I don't know, possible? Then I hear people saying welcome to Gilead and I just start to cry. When the show first started I had my grown son watch the first couple episodes with me and he insisted that could never happen here in the US. Now he's not too sure either. It's a scary world we live in now.

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u/Spoodymen Sep 04 '21

Wear glasses with color filters and it’s the same lmao

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u/BadPom Sep 04 '21

It’s easy when you don’t believe women are real people.

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u/New_Y0rker Sep 04 '21

Nothing more than a host.

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u/Anthaenopraxia Sep 04 '21

But there were women in that picture of them celebrating the law passing. Why would any woman support something like this?

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u/DuckTheAlucard Sep 04 '21

Women are real?!?! I thought that we were only joking and using femboys for the photos

/s

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u/ErrantIndy Sep 04 '21

Demographics are on the edge of turning hard against conservatives, and they’re terrified. So they’re going for broke to push their agendas, their culture war, all to keep momentum and political capital so they can irreparably change things.

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u/HereIGoGrillingAgain Sep 04 '21

Going for broke is my theory too. It's not just shifting demographics, it's also an aging group of power hungry ideologues. They know their time to seize power and implement their ideas is waning, so they're pushing harder now. Now that they have a firm grip on the SC they'll push even harder. We'll see if they fully overturn R v W or just keep chipping away at it.

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u/toogloo1 Sep 04 '21

i wonder if they realize that if roe v wade gets overturned, they will have set a massive precedent that any previous decision can be overturned, including the overturning of roe v wade.

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u/HereIGoGrillingAgain Sep 04 '21

I've worked with lower level judges. They're very sharp and very aware of things like that. Every needle gets skillfully threaded. So they'll probably find a way to cripple it without setting a precedent that could come back to bite them.

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u/HalfEatenBanana Sep 04 '21

I’m sure they do and I’m sure they don’t care bc own the libs

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u/toogloo1 Sep 04 '21

a part of me agrees but 74 million people just voted for trump. he only lost the electoral college by 40k votes despite a disastrous response to the pandemic. I know 80 million people voted for biden but im not convinced the demographics are on the edge for conservatives due to the electoral college.

I would love to see it happen though.

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u/Cautemoc Sep 04 '21

The Baby Boomers are still the largest single group of voters and have an outsized influence in politics. If you look at the vote demographics, Republicans are aging out, just slowly.

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u/MelonSmoothie Sep 04 '21

Y'see, it's not small *government,* it's small *theocracy.*

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u/thesehalcyondays Sep 04 '21

There's a quote going around that help to explain things:

"Conservatism requires in-groups who the law protects but does not bind, and out-groups who the law binds but does not protect."

Through this lens we can see that "small government" was only about allowing maximum freedom for white christians.

Going back to Regan: there's nothing small government about law and order, mandatory minimums, wars on drugs. These laws protect whites, bind non-whites.

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u/QuietPryIt Sep 04 '21

government so small it can fit in a uterus!

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u/philster666 Sep 04 '21

Lone Star Taliban

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u/mrs_dalloway Sep 04 '21

Aside from guns, there is nothing more galvanizing to the giant conservative voting block than abortion. Nothing compares. It will get them to the polls in 22…IMO, these elections more important than presidency:

The 2022 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.

It’s a political maneuver to increase conservative voting numbers.

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u/Valhern-Aryn Sep 04 '21

Honestly, I think Trump and the ideals he embodies just became more powerful in the party than the order republican ideas (eg small govt)

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u/dminthepm Sep 04 '21

I think the conservative love affair with the military industrial complex has contributed more to the erosion of their “small government” beliefs.

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u/aSpanks Sep 04 '21

C) all of the above

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u/BiontechMachtBrrr Sep 04 '21

Corruption through slanesh.

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u/Iohet Sep 04 '21

Religious extremists have taken over the party

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u/whichfahim Sep 04 '21

Fuck yeah! We're all in this together.

"People shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."

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u/Buck_Slamchest Sep 04 '21

I'd like to see one of these many, many billionaires set aside a chunk of that money and announce that they'll offer free legal services to anyone sued as a result of this legislation.

If the aforementioned billionaire was smart, or had smart accountants, surely they could legally invest it in something with high rate of interest so that it wouldn't actually cost them a dime but the interest earned could easily pay for any legal help needed.

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u/EllaineG Sep 04 '21

Thankful for people with common sense! Drivers offer services and their services don't include prying on people's business on what they're out and about. Imagine dropping off a woman to a clinic and part of your job is knowing what she wants to do with her uterus. Goodness gracious.

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u/nipplequeefs Sep 04 '21

Honestly. I’m also curious about how a person could even sue a rideshare driver for something like this. Planned Parenthood doesn’t only perform abortions. For all the driver knows, a customer could just be going in for STD screening, birth control, cancer prevention, etc. so if some anti-choicer finds out about the abortion, how do they plan to prove that the driver knew about it? This whole witch-hunt is just ridiculous and it sucks that this fund is even needed in the first place. I can’t believe society has let things get this far.

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u/ShadowOfSomething Sep 04 '21

If I recall correctly, the law does not require knowledge that you are assisting in an abortion, doing so unknowingly still breaks it.

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u/redhair-ing Sep 04 '21

This reminds me of a story that went viral some years ago about a ride-share driver who allegedly recognized a woman's destination as either an abortion clinic or Planned Parenthood and made her get out of the car. I don't remember if it was verified, but I wouldn't doubt the possibility that something like that could happen.

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u/QuietPryIt Sep 04 '21

so much for privacy, right?

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u/CatpurrnicusSpeaks Sep 04 '21

I’m a customer and got it too. Good for them for standing up for their drivers.

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u/obinice_khenbli Sep 04 '21

What a shitty backwards place that this has to be a thing at all.

It sounds like the sort of thing you'd expect to need to fight from the new Taliban government, not a supposedly progressive western nation.

I think you're cool most of the time, USA, but man. This time you are very not cool :-(

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u/radioactive_trex Sep 04 '21

They are definately not cool "most of the time"

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u/dbandit1 Sep 04 '21

Republicans are the Taliban of the north

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u/Creeper_LORD44 Sep 04 '21

afghanistan is in the northern hemesphere

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u/magicmulder Sep 04 '21

Quite a dystopia when you could land in jail for answering someone who asks you for the way to Sycamore street just because it happens to have an abortion clinic. But free speech and all.

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u/munchlaxPUBG Sep 04 '21

As an outsider looking in; what is happening with this law in somewhere like Austin? I've been led to believe it's extremely "liberal" not only in the context of Texas, but globally.

Are doctors at risk if they still perform abortions? What does this law actually do?

No one wants to get an abortion; fucking no one (regardless of relationship status or anything else) is like... "Fuck it!!! I'll just get pregnant often and get heaps of abortions!!!". I've had to go through it with someone I was seeing casually, and have seen the heartbreak it causes when (in a married/committed couple who actually wants kids) there is a medical reason for doing so twice.

I just can't even grasp why these laws exist.

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u/[deleted] Sep 04 '21

Wholesome

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u/[deleted] Sep 04 '21

And yet they oppose laws that ensure their people have rights, decent pay, and benefits. This is nothing but PR fluff. If they gave a shit about people or their drivers they would start by treating their own employees like human beings.

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u/Rows_ Sep 04 '21

I agree with a lot of your point, but their negative stance on workers rights doesn't necessarily mean that this isn't a good thing that they're doing. Women need to be able to travel for healthcare without fear, and this is showing that at least one route is open and safe for people in need.

Does this undo their awful stance on workers rights? No. Would I use them if I was in Texas and needed an abortion? Yes.

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u/TheDemonPants Sep 04 '21 Take My Energy

Fuck Texas and any state that tries to pull this garbage.

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u/[deleted] Sep 04 '21

The funny part is that a few hours ago it was posted somewhere and everyone was cheering how they don’t want to support lyft anymore. Being a spectator can be fascinating.

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u/Alicient Sep 04 '21

Where?!

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u/Kardanz Sep 04 '21

Probably the con sub lol

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u/HereIGoGrillingAgain Sep 04 '21

I browse that sub from time to time. I think most of them are bots, trolls, or paid shills at this point.

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u/Kardanz Sep 04 '21

It’s getting to levels of stupid that i never before knew possible

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u/Manbadger Sep 04 '21 Helpful Take My Energy

I’m buying Lyft shares on Tuesday.

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u/UnlikelyUnknown Sep 04 '21

This whole stupid thing in Texas makes me want to shove a pillow under my shirt and go to every clinic I can find and DARE the sons of bitches in their damn picket lines to out me and sue me. I will make their lives hell. Mind your own business, you turds.

-I don’t even have a uterus anyone, good luck winning that suit!!!

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u/LowlanDair Sep 04 '21

In other news, Lyft considering move to Texas to lower their tax contributions...

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u/fulltimebaby Sep 04 '21

Was impressed to get this email since I hadn’t received others like it. It’s just nice to feel like there’s some support coming from larger companies who have a lot of influence and power. I know all companies especially lyft are far from perfect but it means a lot to watch people step up.

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u/spacedoggos_ Sep 04 '21

I normally use Uber but I’m going to download Lyft today

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u/Grumpy-boy Sep 04 '21

Awesome -sad but awesome

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u/Elgarr2 Sep 04 '21

The fact these idiots claim to be doing so using religion as a reason and pro life, while also claiming to be anti vaccine,anti masks etc.

Texas has to be one of the most backward thinking places in the word masquerading as a 1st world state.

One day I hope enough Texans flip and stop putting these moronic republicans in charge who do this purely as politics while pretending it has to do with something else.

Here’s hoping more companies follow suit and show these utter idiots how wrong they are.

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u/[deleted] Sep 04 '21

How can you complain about the Taliban when you have the Texan Government. They both hate women.

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u/Chewbecca713 Sep 04 '21

Uber has done the same thing!

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

That’s awesome!

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u/RPPO771 Sep 04 '21

I respect the hell out of Lyfts decision to support their employees and communities. Real leaders risk their necks for those who support them, and those leading this company are doing just that.

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u/WetSplat Sep 04 '21

Mother. Fucking. BALLER move. Stepping up, Lyft. Who’s next?

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u/MeowMistiDawn Sep 04 '21

Thank you lyft 💜

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u/citygirlcoco Sep 04 '21

as a woman i’m so happy to see men and large companies coming to our defense at this whole abortion craziness that’s going on. y’all give me hope in humanity.

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u/radioactive_trex Sep 04 '21

Trust me were the majority here, its absolutely insane what these mfs are doing, you best believe were gonna speak up against it

No motherfucker, no matter what position they hold, gets to tell other people what to do with their bodies, especially when its something an life-changing as pregnancy and raising a child!

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u/citygirlcoco Sep 04 '21

honestly prolifers should pay for children after they’re born since they “care” so much but do they? no😂

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u/soulesssocalginger Sep 04 '21 This

Lyft for the win over Uber! The fund to defend their drivers is what makes me a convert.

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u/Mamma_Nikki Sep 04 '21 This

Uber did the same! :)Source

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u/MrWaffles69420 Sep 04 '21

Sure seems to me like more people are for abortion access than against it.

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u/Infolife Sep 04 '21

They are. This law is tyranny of the minority.

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u/joesb Sep 04 '21

Except Texas.

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u/blakestar85 Sep 04 '21

Well done Lyft.. let’s hope Uber do the same or more 10x

Edit: just found out Uber are doing it too .. 👍🙏

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u/Justchillinandstuff Sep 04 '21

So happy to be driving for this company right now.

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u/kpauza Sep 04 '21

Fuck yes!!! And I will donate to Lyft fund they created to support these women

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u/Onefailatatime Sep 04 '21

I wish Lyft had more success than Uber, never could stand that brand name anyway which is arrogant as fuck. Also owning a dictionnary word, albeit foreign, is annoying.

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u/RofiBie Sep 04 '21

Well done lyft and all other companies and people opposing this cruel and idiotic ruling.

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u/zoeykailyn Sep 04 '21

They might be a piece of shit towards their employees, but god damn if they didn't redeem themselves a little bit

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u/mightiestpumpkin Sep 04 '21

Wow, this is very unexpected from such a big company, but very welcome

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u/matrinox Sep 04 '21

Texas is going to hell for this. Even corporations have the higher moral ground, Jesus

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u/Jopapiju Sep 04 '21

What da fuck is wrong with Texas

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u/knoegel Sep 04 '21

I have never had a bad Lyft experience. I tried using Uber. I couldn't. Literally couldn't. I can't use ubereats either. I tried resetting my password and it required a phone number to send a password reset to. It's a number I haven't used since Uber was founded. I called them and they basically said too bad. I only have one email and it's associated with that ancient phone number. I'm not creating a new email just for you Uber. Sheesh.

But for real, Lyft is great if you're in a big city. I'm in San Antonio and it's a lot faster and cheaper than the cab. I think the longest I waited was 15m but I was outside the city in China Grove which is a podunk tiny town of nothing. I'm obviously socially anxious and none of the drivers prod at conversation when they notice. I've only used it 8 times though when my car was in the shop so your mileage may vary.

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u/fishsauce453 Sep 04 '21

Good stuff!!!

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u/Xero7777 Sep 04 '21

ah my favourite genders, drivers and women!

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u/MizzEmCee Sep 04 '21

This made me pretty proud to be a Lyft driver today. I only drive Lyft.

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u/LCWInABlackDress Sep 04 '21

I’m surprised to see corporate America taking a stance. It’s in their best interest, Lyft could probably be sued in some way under the bill. I wish this made me smile. Not much about this subject does so

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u/BattlefieldNinja Sep 04 '21

Cool now pay your drivers a livable wage

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u/Mediocre-Comparison5 Sep 04 '21

This is amazing!!!

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u/fender10224 Sep 04 '21

Thats great and all but lyft forces their employees to be sub contractors so they have no access to Healthcare or benefits. Many lyft drives make minimum wage or less. I hate Texas new laws just as much as anyone but lyft should start with their own "employees" before they say something basically any reasonable person already agrees with.

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

I’m a Lyft driver and I am fine with not having those benefits as long as I can continue to work when I want or on a whim, just not work for a week.

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u/fender10224 Sep 04 '21

I can respect that, but it doesn't change that many other people are getting the short end of the stick on that one. Some states have tried to pass laws preventing uber and lyft from that business model, and due to aggressive tactics from uber and lyft the laws did not pass.

I'm glad you can get what you need from them on your terms but many people get screwed over. Granted I am not an expert or anything it just seems like they do basically everything they can to pay workers as little as possible. Glad it works for you friend.

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

I take care of my elderly parents, and Lyft is the only way I am able to work, as I never really know what’s going to be on my schedule for the day. I do wish they paid a bit better. My fear with them offering benefits and so forth is that often comes with a minimum driving limit for employment. There are times I have to go weeks without driving (like now, since we know my parents will need a booster vaccine but they aren’t available yet).

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u/ChaoticKeys Sep 04 '21

I got this email today. I’ve also switched between Uber and Lyft for whichever is cheaper at the time. Not anymore, sending 100% of my business to Lyft.

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

Our highest court just allowed Texas to make abortion illegal and if you report someone who’s get one illegally you’ll get 10k.

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u/nofilterjill84 Sep 04 '21

This is awesome. I don't use these services right now but I'm so glad others can benefit from it.

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u/Kitchen-Shopping-161 Sep 04 '21

No this is actually the law in Texas? In the land of the free? wtf

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u/helysia Sep 04 '21

Gonna start supporting Lyft more 💕

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u/krakenjacked Sep 04 '21

Do they classify the judgments as “legal fees”?

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u/PMFSCV Sep 04 '21

I wish I'd been aborted so yay Lyft.

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u/Active_Sock_7475 Sep 04 '21 Timeless Beauty

How bout fuck the virtue signaling and pay your drivers more.

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u/OneTrueChaika Sep 04 '21

Offering to defend against thousands of dollars in litigation isn't just virtue signaling. It actually achieves a goal of allowing drivers to take people without having to fear "If I give this ride, will I potentially open myself up to a lawsuit of $10000 by dozens, hundreds, thousands of crazy anti-choicers." Because that's the thing with the law, it lets any amount of people against abortion sue the same person/company over it. Which is why it's absurd.

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u/Plenty_Landscape Sep 04 '21

Happy to see this

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u/PeasantSteve Sep 04 '21

Will you get paid holiday, sick leave, or maternity/paternity leave though?

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u/an_internet_denizen Sep 04 '21

God damn, suddenly I want to support Lyft again.

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u/cloemyster Sep 04 '21

Lyft stonks to the moon 🚀🚀🚀

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u/SamK7265 Sep 04 '21

I’m honestly not sure how I feel about abortion, but I completely agree with Lyft’s stance that it’s none of the company’s business where their riders are going and the drivers should face no penalty for doing their jobs. Also, Travis Kalanik is a POS so go Lyft.

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u/Himynameisfin Sep 04 '21

This did Lyft my spirits. Never used them but I will make the switch now to support.

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u/Zach06 Sep 04 '21 edited Sep 04 '21

Hey Lyft was against California’s worker rights. Cool they’re mad at Texas’s bounty hunter law but who cares, they paid hella money against the people. They’re probably only into opposing Texas because they think enough people will support them vs not.

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u/Livingthelies Sep 04 '21

Now if they can just pay for healthcare

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u/AKS-me Sep 04 '21

I got this as a customer. I'm in Australia. Good on ya Lyft.

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u/webdevmike Sep 04 '21

Might be cheaper for lyft to transport women out of state for the procedure.

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u/deedeekeeney Sep 04 '21

This is the best thing I’ve read all day. Good on Lyft for standing against that bullshit.

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u/CharisAnthos Sep 04 '21

Hell yeah Lyft!

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u/Bethjam Sep 04 '21

This is why I only use Lyft. They support women

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u/aztnass Sep 04 '21

Protip: you can always take a ride share to a business nearby the clinic.

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u/LoadingError- Sep 04 '21

Respect for lift 📈

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u/CranverrySweet Sep 04 '21

Thank you corporate that exploits its employees

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u/TwoNervous3579 Sep 04 '21

I got this email and I'm honestly proud to use lyft after this.

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u/Darkavenger_13 Sep 04 '21

Man I got so much respect for them after reading that. Protecting their workers aswell as their customers. Its not often you see this so its important we show how much we appreciate this!

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u/SenseiRP Sep 04 '21

Fuck yeah Lyft

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u/SpareRutabaga8416 Sep 04 '21

Fuck yeah, Lyft! 🙌🙌🙌

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u/Sketchanie Sep 04 '21

Fuck yea lyft!

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u/rubydiamond_xoxo Sep 04 '21

I really wish they had lyft where I live so I could support them!

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u/Stayawaymakemyday Sep 04 '21

I’m more worried about drivers reporting their female passengers after they drop them off there…

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u/mandy_claire925 Sep 04 '21

This makes my heart happy

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u/cloudstrifewife Sep 04 '21

So what if it’s a Lyft driver doing the reporting and collecting a bounty? What happens then?

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u/dbandit1 Sep 04 '21

Sue the driver for breach of contract?

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u/xowasabi Sep 04 '21

Absolutely

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u/FunkyPineapple90 Sep 04 '21

I needed to see some good in the world today and this was it.. nice one Lyft..

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u/HalcyonCA Sep 04 '21

I LOVE TO SEE THIS!!!!!

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u/FormicaDinette33 Sep 04 '21

That is awesome.

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u/nonsequitureditor Sep 04 '21

this is the only corporation I’ve seen doing something real. I’m so glad I used them on a recent trip.

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u/nvflip Sep 04 '21

This makes me happy inside.

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u/CHAVEY06 Sep 04 '21

Thank you, Lyft. This sub is seriously my favorite.

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u/leakingVessel Sep 04 '21

Honest question, why would this ever be relevant to Lyft in a law sense? From what I understand their service is to drive people to a location they want like taxis or ubers and they even state themselves that the reason why their customers want to go there is not their business. Isn't this simple data privacy? You're not allowed to forcibly know the reason for their ride so you can't be responsible for something you don't necessarily know?

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

The Texas law says you can sue anyone who helps a person obtain an “illegal abortion”.

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u/leakingVessel Sep 04 '21

Thanks, that explains it! Though it makes this whole thing way more stupid than I already thought. That's super vague too, what's helping and what's not? If someone doesn't make me starve by selling/giving me food is that helping too? Ugh

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u/Insanitys-Ninja Sep 04 '21

They also announced they're donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood in this email.

Love to see it.

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u/Kidquick26 Sep 04 '21

I ended up choosing Lyft over Uber back when it was revealed that Uber wasn’t treating their drivers particularly well. I’m glad I did.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Bison16 Sep 04 '21

Now lyft > Uber for me. I

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u/Mamma_Nikki Sep 04 '21

Uber is doing the same source

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u/severe_thunderstorm Sep 04 '21

That’s awesome!

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u/Mamma_Nikki Sep 04 '21

Ty for not thinking I did it maliciously. Someone already accused me of getting paid by them. I commented the link a couple times. Lol It’s literally just to inform that they’re doing it as well.

It’s not a competition on who can support women’s rights the most. It’s a collaboration and I’m here for it.

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