earlier in the day, The US Supreme Court has overturned a landmark 50-year ruling that legalized abortion as a constitutional right nationwide. This was expected after an unprecedented leak earlier this year, and more than half of US states are now expected to impose restrictions or bans on the measures moving forward.
As a result, many companies and brands are speaking out in support of reproductive rights. This includes many of the PlayStation’s first-party studios. This is very relevant because it was previously reported Sony has banned its subsidiaries from commenting on this topicalthough Insomniac Games privately made a donation of $50,000 to a charitable organization Women’s Reproductive Rights Aid Project (WRRAP), which has been matched by the Japanese manufacturer.
It all follows a Controversial email sent by group president Jim Ryan, where employees were asked to “respect differing opinions” on the matter. This paid a 60 response pages from Insomniac Gameswhich was sent to the president of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, to demand that the PlayStation leadership “perform better performance by employees directly affected”.
Sony has since implemented plans to “provide financial assistance to employees who may have to travel to different states to receive reproductive care.” However, to this day, the manufacturer has prevented its studios from publicly commenting on the matter. This situation has softened, with a coordinated explosion from its major teams on social media.
It is important to note that it is not only US developers such as Insomniac Games and Sucker Punch who have spoken out in support of reproductive rights, but also European groups such as Media Molecule, London Studio and Guerrilla Games. Meanwhile, key employees, such as the co-chairs of Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann And the Evan Wellsto donate to charities such as naralTheir contributions were matched by the company.
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