Many video game companies come out to support US workers after Roe v. Wade decision

Update (4:43 p.m, June 24, 2022): Publisher Bethesda, as well as independent studio Innersloth, have also voiced support. Sony-owned London Studio and San Diego Studio have joined in as well. 

Update (7:47 p.m, June 24, 2022): Xbox and Electronic Arts have made official statements, with both companies affirming support for employees where possible. 

What you need to know

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision. 
  • This decision undoes long-standing legal precedent, with abortion now illegal in numerous states across America, while introducing the possibility of abortion becoming illegal in other states.
  • Game development companies across the industry have reacted with statement affirming that the teams stand for reproductive rights. 
  • Leadership at some companies have begun offering donations to organizations that protect reproductive rights. 

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