Bungie and a number of PlayStation studios, including Insoniac and Sucker Punch, have spoken out in support of reproductive rights following today’s decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn key legislation granting individuals the constitutional right to choose an abortion – a move that gives US states the power to either severely restrict or ban the practice.
Bungie was one of the first studios to make a statement in May after the US Supreme Court’s plans to overthrow Roe v Wade were leaked to the press, calling the move a “direct attack on human rights”. Adding to that sentiment in a new statement shared today, it said, “Standing up for reproductive choice and liberty is not a difficult decision to make, and Bungie remains dedicated to upholding these values.”
“Last month, we stated without reservation that all of us deserve to choose our own path and access the healthcare we need,” the developer continued. “The decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade cuts off millions of Americans from that access and leaves open the possibility of even further restrictions on life-saving healthcare for all of us.”