The United States Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion. The controversial decision has already driven a response from some high-profile developers, including Bungie, Insomniac, and Guerrilla, as well as an industry group.
Bungie first signaled its support of Roe v. Wade in May, when news reports circulated of an anonymous leak of a draft opinion. The studio has now reconfirmed that commitment with a travel reimbursement plan for employees who have to travel for reproductive health care. It also provided links to resources for supporting reproductive rights. Several Hollywood studios have announced similar plans.
Though less specific, the social media accounts for Insomniac, Guerrilla, Media Molecule, Bend, and Sucker Punch all issued statements declaring that reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy are human rights. Notably, these studios are under the Sony umbrella, and Sony recently announced plans to acquire Bungie.