Bungie, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and others speak out in support of abortion rights in America

U.S. Supreme Court votes Overturn Roe v. Wade (opens in new tab) Today, 50 years of constitutionally protected access to abortion officially ends. A handful of U.S. states have legal triggers, Abortion is prohibited (opens in new tab) Immediately, more are expected.The decision dealt a devastating blow to fundamental human rights in the country: as Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan wrote in a harrowing essay Objections (opens in new tab)the end of Roe v. Wade represented “the denial of women’s rights and their status as free and equal citizens.”

When the intent to overturn Roe v. Wade first leaked in early May, the industry’s response was relatively muted compared to studios publicly touting their support for social issues such as transgender rights (opens in new tab)Black Lives Matter (opens in new tab)and the Russian invasion of Ukraine (opens in new tab). Destiny 2 developer Bungie was quick to issue a statement saying it “supports basic health care rights” (opens in new tab)” and Psychonauts Studio Double Fine (opens in new tab) Close behind; Sony Interactive Entertainment chief Jim Ryan (opens in new tab)On the other hand, has been slammed for trying to cover up the whole thing with a photo of a cat.