An Uber driver who refused to take a woman to her abortion appointment has been fired, various news outlets now are reporting.
The pro-life driver has been facing a huge backlash online after the woman’s Reddit post about her experience went viral earlier this week. Neither the woman’s name nor the driver’s are known, and the incident has not been confirmed.
However, The Blaze reports the driver reportedly was fired for refusing to aid the woman in her decision to abort her unborn baby.
The woman identified herself as a 20-year-old college student from New York. Reports suggest she may attend Cornell University in Ithaca.
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.
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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.
“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. The woman also said she is thinking about suing the driver.