PlayStation breaks silence on abortion after Roe V Wade overturned, more devs respond


Following the historic Supreme Court decision today to overturn abortion federally, making it a state decision – many game companies, including PlayStation, have sounded off in response.

One such key PlayStation studio, Insomniac Games, was quick to publish their response as a company regarding whether or not it’s ok to kill unborn babies.

“We are human beings who make games,” Insomniac Games said in a tweet. “Reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy are human rights.”

Insomniac Games infamously demanded PlayStation openly come out in favor of abortion rights, sending a nearly 60 page document to parent company Sony demanding company leadership publicly support the controversial topic.

At the time, Sony reportedly forbid all their internal studios and core staff from talking about the controversial issue, while also purportedly setting aside tens of thousands of dollars to quietly fund pro-abortion causes.

It seems that gag order has been lifted, as practically every internal Sony studio have all posted their own pro-abortion statements, including: Guerrilla Games, Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, and more.

“We will continue to uphold those values and actively support all our employees in receiving the care they need and want,” Naughty Dog tweeted.

It seems none of these game companies, PlayStation or not, have actually read the United States Constitution nor considered the legality behind the original SCOTUS rulings on the matter.

The United States is a federal republic – not a single nation. Such a controversial issue is being reverted back to the states to decide, via their own elected legislatures, on legalizing abortion or not.

Guerrilla Games, who are based in the Netherlands, seem to think they can weigh in on how a federal republic lets each sovereign state and their state government decide for themselves.

“Reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy are human rights,” Guerrilla Games said in a tweet.

Other big game developers or publishers also sounded off, like Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and even Bungie in a newly updated statement.

How do you feel about all these game companies posting things and statements regarding a very controversial topic? Sound off in the comments below!

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