An Uber driver has dumped a pregnant woman in the middle of the road because he didn’t agree with her views and refused to drive her any longer unless she changed her mind.
The story was shared by the pregnant woman, who was the victim of this incident, on Reddit where it started a heated debate.
According to the 20-year-old college student who goes under the pseudonym molesterstall0ne, she was on her way to an abortion clinic because she “was not in the position to take care of a child.”
To make her day even worse than it already was, her Uber driver dumped her in the middle of a road and refused to drive her any further unless she changed her mind about aborting her baby.
On Reddit, the 20-year-old girl wrote:
“I’m 20 years old and a sophomore in college. I didn’t get my period yet this month so over the weekend I decided to take a pregnancy test and it turns out I’m pregnant. I knew I was going to terminate the pregnancy immediately since I’m in no position to care for a child at this point in my life.
“I called my boyfriend, my parents, and my best friend, and they were all supportive of my decision. After crying and getting over the shi**iness of the situation, I made an appointment for a non-surgical (medical) abortion. The appointment was for today, so this morning I called an Uber (I don’t have a car on campus) and headed to the clinic which was an hour away.
“My Uber driver seemed immediately uncomfortable and asked if we were going to planned parenthood. I said no (which was the truth), we were just going to a doctors appointment. Still, he seemed uncomfortable. ‘Is it an abortion clinic?’ The color drained from my face; how could he know? I just put the address of the doctor in, and there was nothing in the name that would imply it was an abortion clinic.
“He stared at me, waiting for an answer, but I was too shocked to reply.I couldn’t believe this was happening, and now I was trapped in the car with this guy for the next hour. ‘You know,’ he said, ‘you’re going to regret this decision for the rest of your life.
’ He started telling me about the procedure, what it was like, telling me how horrible it was.‘There’s so much they don’t tell you. You’re making a mistake. ’ He brought up his wife, who was 5 months pregnant but trailed off. I just sat there in silence.
We were driving through rural land, miles from any kind of house or storefront.I prayed he wouldn’t hurt me.
“We got about halfway there when he suddenly pulled over on the side of the road. ‘I’m sorry, I can’t take you any farther than this. You won’t find another Uber out here. I can take you back if you want.’ I politely declined and got out of the car. I immediately started calling local taxi companies and asked if they could pick me up.
“My phone gave me a rough location which I gave them as my pickup address. My Uber driver waited around for about 15 minutes, assuming I’d change my mind. I insisted I was fine and that he should go back and he eventually left. After waiting for about 25 minutes, the cab showed up and I got to my appointment (an hour late).
“Even thinking about this experience brings tears to my eyes. I can’t believe someone would be this cruel. Abortion is already traumatic enough, and not at all a decision I take lightly. That an older man would corner me and confront me about decisions that are none of his business are astounding. I contacted Uber and I can only pray they take appropriate action.”
Fortunately, Uber began investigating the incident right after the 20-year-old reported it and the driver was banned from the company.
“Thank you kind Redditors for the gold, silver, and platinum!!” the girl added in an update, thanking fellow Redditors for support and advice. “I will make sure this never happens to someone else again.”
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