Uber Fires Driver Who Refused to Drive Woman to Abortion Clinic

Pro-lifers are rallying around a “hero” Uber driver who was fired for not taking a passenger to an abortion clinic and instead dropped her off at a gas station.

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company confirmed on Thursday that it barred the unnamed driver responsible for leaving a 20-year-old college student at a gas station instead of taking her to an abortion appointment after the woman posted about the experience on Reddit.

The company told The Daily Caller that the act violated its community guidelines pertaining to “safety.”

“[A]ny actions that threaten the safety of drivers and rider will be investigated,” a spokesperson told the conservative news outlet. “Dropping someone off in the middle of nowhere threatens someone’s safety.”

In addition to the firing, the woman is seeking to bring a lawsuit against the driver. But at least one pro-life organization has vowed to help the driver find his own legal representation.

Three weeks ago, the unnamed woman created a post on Reddit titled “My Uber driver left me on the side of the road because he figured out I was going to an abortion clinic.”

The post recounts the journey that she took with the driver after leaving her home in upstate New York.

At a school in upstate New York, the 20-year-old woman stated that she didn’t have a car and is in no financial condition to take care of her child. She found an appointment at a clinic that was an hour away from her school and called an Uber to help her get there.

“My Uber arrived and he immediately seemed uncomfortable. After about five minutes in the car, he asked, ‘are we going to a planned parenthood?’ I said no (because we weren’t), but it set off alarm bells that he would even ask that,” She wrote. “The destination I put in was just the name of the doctor and the address of the clinic, there was nothing that would suggest it was an abortion clinic. After a few more minutes he asked, ‘are we going to an abortion clinic?’”

The passenger said that she was shocked by the question and just remained silent.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith