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Supporting Women’s Access to Healthcare

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In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, we’re committed to providing team members with undisrupted access to safe and critical healthcare services. Lyft's U.S. medical benefits plan includes coverage for elective abortion and reimbursement for travel costs if an employee must travel more than 100 miles for an in-network provider. 

This decision will hurt millions of women by taking away access to safe, and private reproductive healthcare services. Lyft supports organizations that preserve access to choice for women across the country, including the National Women’s Law Center and the ACLU. In September 2021, we donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood, and are partnering with them to pilot a Women’s Transportation Access program.  

In the past year, states including Texas and Oklahoma have enacted abortion bans that also threaten to punish rideshare drivers. We’ve taken action to protect our community from these laws and today we will extend our legal defense commitment to other states if they pass similar laws. 

Transportation should never be a barrier to access and we will continue to stand up for the privacy and choice of our drivers, riders and team members across the country.

Kristin Sverchek, Lyft President of Business Affairs