Video game companies (including Sony) show support for reproductive rights

Sony’s silence is over.

A number of video game companies, including Sony, released statements today in support of reproductive rights.

These statements follow a decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs. Wadethus removing a national precedent concerning the right to abortion.

Since the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision, several US states have moved quickly to make abortions illegal. Several other states like California have declared themselves havens for those in need of a procedure.

Statements from PlayStation Studios developers, including Insomniac and Sony Santa Monica, are noteworthy, as Sony had disabled them in the past.

Developer statements are available below. We will update this post as more statements are released.

IGEA Statement: โ€œThe International Game Developers Association supports and empowers game developers worldwide to achieve fulfilling and sustainable careers. We believe that bodily autonomy and choosing one’s own reproductive and health issues are relevant to achieving this mission. You have to be in control of your own health issues in order to successfully manage your career and your life.

โ€œAs a global organization, we understand that not all individuals know or have access to the liberties and freedoms relating to bodily autonomy, and we oppose efforts to weaken existing freedoms. We are deeply concerned about the increase in government interventions that undermine and limit reproductive choice and access to care. We applaud and show our solidarity with the games industry and community leaders who are taking action to support all those negatively impacted by these attempts.

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