Woman May Sue Uber Driver After He Refused to Take Her to an Abortion Clinic

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 22, 2019   |   5:36PM   |   Washington, DC

A New York woman’s complaint about her pro-life Uber driver may result in a lawsuit after she says the driver refused to take her to an abortion clinic.

The unnamed woman’s story has been reported by a number of liberal news outlets. She initially shared her experience in a Reddit post, but it has not been verified.

The woman identified herself as a 20-year-old college student in New York state. She said she is “in no position to care for a child,” and scheduled an abortion at a facility in New York City.

She said she ordered an Uber, and noticed that the driver “seemed uncomfortable” not long after she got into the car, according to Yahoo News.

“After a few more minutes he asked, ‘are we going to an abortion clinic?’ I was shocked; I had no idea what to say, so I just remained quiet. He then said ‘I know it’s none of my business, but…’ and proceeded to mention something about his wife being pregnant,” she remembered.

The driver told her “how awful the procedure is” (aborting her unborn baby), and told her she may “regret this decision for the rest of her life,” she said.

About half way into the hour-long drive, she said the driver informed her that he could not take her to the abortion facility.

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“There was a gas station and a closed antiques store, and around us was farmland and forest,” she wrote. “He said ‘I’m sorry, but I can’t take you the rest of the way. I can take you back to [my city], but you won’t be able to find another Uber out here.’”

She said she got out of the car and cried; the driver waited 10-15 minutes and offered to drive her home, but she refused. She said she found a local cab company to drive her to the abortion clinic, where she arrived an hour late.

She said she reported the driver to Uber and to the police. Reports indicate the driver does not work for Uber anymore.

Now, the woman apparently is thinking about suing the driver, according to Christian Headlines.

“I’d like to pursue further legal action against the driver if at all possible. Do I have a case? What should my next steps be?” she asked on Reddit.

However, many of the commenters said she probably does not have a good case to sue.