Lyft and Uber defend drivers sued under Texas abortion law (1)
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“This is an attack on women’s access to health care and their right to choose,” Green wrote on Twitter. He said the Planned Parenthood donation would help ensure that “transportation is never a barrier to accessing health care” and called on other companies to do the same.
Texas banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, but left it up to private parties to sue to enforce the law. The United States Supreme Court earlier this week
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Other companies have responded to developments in Texas. Texas Right to Life, a group that opposes the right to abortion, has created a website encouraging people to “enforce” the law by sending advice or anonymous information about alleged violations of the law. GoDaddy Inc., which provides web hosting services, said it informed Texas Right to Life on Thursday that it had to find a new hosting provider within 24 hours because it violated the terms of service.
Texas Right to Life spokeswoman Kimberlyn Schwartz said on Friday the assets were being transferred to another vendor and the group’s site would be restored on or earlier on Sunday.
“We will not be silenced,” she wrote in an email. “If the anti-life people want to take down our website, we’ll put it back up. We are not afraid of crowds. We will not back down. “
(Updates with comments from the Texas group in the last two paragraphs.)
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