Abortion has always been a polarizing and controversial issue and most recently, a Reddit user shared their experience on just how far some people are willing to express their stance….
Including abandoning a pregnant woman on the side of the road.
One Reddit user shared her horrific ride to an abortion clinic — where her driver decided to leave her on the side of the road instead of completing the trip.
20-year-old user, molesterstall0ne, is a college student from upstate New York.
She recently posted to the site how she found out she was pregnant but decided that she “was not in the position to take care of a child.”
The only clinic that had open availability was far from her campus so she hailed an Uber.
“I’m in college in upstate NY and I don’t have a car on campus because it’s expensive. I am 20 years old and I found out I was pregnant and subsequently decided I want an abortion because I’m in no position to care for a child.”
“There is a Planned Parenthood very close to my university, but the earliest appointment they had was a week away, and I found a clinic an hour away that availability in three days, so I opted to go there instead.”
“Because I don’t have a car, I rely on Uber and lyft to get me places. My appointment was at 11:30 a.m. so at 9:58 a.m. by Uber arrived and he immediately seemed uncomfortable. After about five minutes in the car, he asked, “are we going to planned parenthood?” I said no (because we weren’t), but it set off alarm bells that he would even ask that. 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?”
“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, how awful the procedure was (and proceeded to explain it in graphic detail), and that “there is so much they don’t tell you.”
“He then said “you’re going to regret this decision for the rest of your life” and that I was making a mistake.”
“It took all of my strength not to start crying but I managed to keep it together by looking out the window and avoiding his gaze. After we were about halfway to the destination, he suddenly pulls over with no warning. There was a gas station and a closed antique store, and around us was farmland and forest. 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.”
“I got out of the car and immediately started crying. I called my parents each three times but they didn’t pick up. Then I called my boyfriend and he picked up right away. He managed go calm me down and told me to let the clinic know what was happening and to call some local cab companies.”
“My Uber drive hung around for about 10-15 minutes and asked once more if I wanted to go back with him and I declined. After he left, a cab came and I got to my appointment (an hour late.)”
“I reported the driver to Uber and the next day I filed a police report with my city’s police department. Someone on Uber’s team got in touch with me after I told them about the police report and called me to get a detailed account of what happened. I told them everything on a call that was recorded, and the rep mentioned that it appeared the driver had taken a less direct route to get me to my destination prior to dropping me off.”
“Withing a few days they reached out again and told me the driver had been banned from Uber. They also mentioned that it didn’t appear he’d ever done this before judging from his user ratings.”
The anonymous woman then shared how she plans on pursuing legal action against the driver.
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