Lyft will pay the legal fees for drivers who are sued by the Texas SB8 abortion law. The company announced this on Friday. This law prevents women from ending a pregnancy before six weeks. This is a period of time before most people even realize they are pregnant. Importantly, SB8 allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a pregnant woman to circumvent the ban. This includes rideshare drivers, who could face $10,000 fines.
Lyft stated in a blog post that this law violates people's privacy rights, our community guidelines and the spirit of rideshare, as well as our company values. Lyft has created a legal defense fund to cover 100% of legal fees incurred in response to SB8. It also donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood
@logangreen, drivers should not be at risk of getting people to where they want. Team @Uber is also in and will pay legal fees. We appreciate your support. https://t.co/85LhOUctSc dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) September 3, 2021