Lyft General Counsel: I hope that more of Corporate America takes a stand on Texas abortion law

“Our President and CEO, John Zimmer and Logan Green, reached out and said, ‘What can we do about this?'” Lyft (LYFT) General Counsel Kristin Sverchek told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Monday. “Very quickly, we decided we wanted to act.”The company had begun hearing from drivers concerned about the possibility that they could be sued under the new law. The Texas law prohibits abortion providers from conducting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It also allows individuals to take civil action against anyone, not just medical providers, who “aids or abets” a restricted abortion, which legal experts say could include rideshare drivers

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