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Lyft, Uber to Defend Drivers Sued Under Texas Abortion Law

  • Lyft unveils $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood
  • Controversial state measure broadens legal liability
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Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. pledged to pay legal fees for drivers who are sued under Texas’s new restrictive abortion law, which threatens to hold anyone who helps a woman obtain the procedure legally liable.

Lyft co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Logan Green on Friday tweeted that the company was creating a Driver Legal Defense Fund to cover 100% of legal fees incurred by drivers sued for transporting women to get abortions, and unveiled a $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi responded on Twitter, saying Uber will also cover legal fees, and thanked Green “for the push.”