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20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
...when he found out she was getting an abortion


Uber fired him but good for him for standing up for his beliefs and an innocent, helpless life.

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A 20-year-old college student’s Reddit post about “the worst, most backwards day” of her life is gaining traction online after she recounted how she was dropped on the side of the road by an Uber driver who disagreed with her decision to get an abortion.

Claire Montgomery, a pseudonym, was faced with a difficult decision after finding out that she was pregnant in March. The college sophomore at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she was talking to her boyfriend, who attends school in North Carolina, about how her period had been about a week late. And although she had put aside the anxiety of possibly being pregnant because she had previously taken Plan B, an emergency contraception pill, she took a pregnancy test and realized that what she feared had come true.

“The minute I saw that the test was positive I called my boyfriend, hysterical, and told him the news,” Montgomery says. “I cried for the rest of the weekend and stayed in bed. I didn’t go outside unless I absolutely had to. I shut down.”


Ahhh...poor thing.

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The student explains that she felt that she couldn’t confide in anybody at school about the pregnancy or her decision to get an abortion because it wasn’t “an appropriate or proportional response to innocent small talk” taking place on campus or in class. Montgomery also felt uncomfortable about unnecessarily burdening other people with her “personal problems.”

Montgomery faced more discomfort, however, when she turned to Uber for a ride to a doctor’s appointment on March 21, where she was going for a non-surgical medical abortion by herself.

“The minute I got into the car, there was inexplicable tension. My driver didn’t greet me or confirm my name or the destination; he was just silent. After a few minutes, he asked if we were going to a Planned Parenthood,” she says. “I was confused about why he would ask me this, considering there was nothing in the address I put in that would suggest it was a Planned Parenthood or even near one. I said, ‘No, I’m just going to a doctor’s appointment.’ A few more minutes of uncomfortable silence passed. Then he asked, ‘Are... are we going to an abortion clinic?’ I was dumbfounded.”

Montgomery admits that tears immediately came to her eyes, and she felt like her heart had stopped beating.

“All the embarrassment and shame I had been feeling the last week or so rose to the surface,” she says. “I looked at him pleadingly, silently begging him to stop.”

The driver, identified only by Montgomery as Scott, continued to press her for information before describing the procedure to her in detail.

“I know it’s none of my business, but you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life,” he allegedly told her. “There’s so much they don’t tell you. You’re making a mistake.”

Montgomery checked the map on her phone in the moments that she had service, as they were driving through a rural area just outside of Ithaca. The ride would still be another 35 minutes when the driver suddenly pulled over near a small gas station and antiques shop on Route 38 and told Montgomery that he couldn’t take her any farther.

The young woman says that despite the sudden end to her ride, she thanked him as she got out of the car on the side of a road in Upstate New York.

“I was scared and I felt more alone than I had ever felt,” she says.

But she was still set on finding a way to her appointment.

“I took refuge on the porch of the antiques shop and called my parents, each three times. No answer. I called my boyfriend, who I had been texting throughout this whole ordeal, and he picked up on the first ring. Through my heaves and sobs I managed to tell him the situation,” she recalls. “As I called the three cab companies closest to me, my Uber driver waited 10 feet away, probably expecting me to go back to Ithaca with him. After about 15 minutes, he asked me once more if I wanted him to drive me back. Firmly, I said no thank you. He drove away, and about 15 minutes later a cab came.”

Montgomery paid $120 for a cab that took her the remaining half-hour of the drive. When she got to the clinic an hour after her appointment time, she felt “incredible relief” to be in the company of doctors who treated her with dignity and respect. She admits that her ride home was also uncomfortable, but she didn’t feel unsafe as she had during the Uber ride prior.

“I debated sticking up for myself, justifying my choice to get an abortion with my young age or my inability to provide for this child financially had I brought it to term, but I knew I shouldn't have to justify my choices to anyone, least of all my Uber driver,” she says. “Was responding to this man’s harassment potentially worth my life? Would my responding actually change anything, or deescalate the situation? Maybe, but to me, it wasn’t worth the risk.”



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“The officer I met with who filed the report was very sympathetic, but he insisted that nothing criminal had actually occurred,” she explains. “Uber comped my ride, and after telling them I filed a police report against the driver, a representative immediately got in touch with me and apologized for my experience on Uber’s behalf. He said they would launch an investigation, during which Scott’s account would be suspended, so he’d be unable to pick up riders. Within a few days, the representative said Scott was permanently banned from the app.”

Uber confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that the driver was removed from the service as his actions violated the company’s community guidelines. Montgomery says it was a small price for Scott to pay.

“Sometimes I think of Scott going home to his family and feeling like a hero for what he did. A job driving for Uber is a small price to pay for a misguided attempt at saving a life, right? I imagine his colleagues at his main job (if he has one) patting him on the back, congratulating him for his courageous decision to leave a 20-year-old pregnant girl on the side of the road, alone, in March, with no way back home except with him, in the back of the car he just expelled her from,” she says. “He’ll never understand the ramifications of his actions. He’ll never know the pain he caused. He’ll never pay for what he did in the way that I’ve paid for it, emotionally and psychologically.”



All I see in this is poor me, me , me. What a selfish person she is.

She wants everyone to feel for her but show no remorse for the life she ended.

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gthog61
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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Here is a hint for that bitch.

Stay off your back or use one of the eleventy billion forms of birth control that practically rain from the sky.

On the one hand, she is a selfish worthless bitch but on the other hand she is too stupid to be a child's mother so there is always a silver lining.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
I bet her boyfriend did help her and support her on the way to the clinic


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
They both have a right to choice.


He sacrificed his job.


She will sacrifice a child.
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BF is NC while she's at Cornell?

Yeah, I'd bet it wasn't his.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Sounds like he made a sacrifice in an attempt to save a life. Good for him, it’s more than most of us get to do.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
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Here is a hint for that bitch.

Stay off your back or use one of the eleventy billion forms of birth control that practically rain from the sky.

On the one hand, she is a selfish worthless bitch but on the other hand she is too stupid to be a child's mother so there is always a silver lining.



This deserves repeating.

gthog61


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
She should learn how to swallow.


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Tigerholic
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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Sure be pro-choice for the right to have sex, after that you suffer the consequences.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
All that shite because this dumb bitch opened her legs for a little fun.


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I picked up a pax the other day and rolled up Earhart blvd/ expressway to take him to the airport. As we are stopped at the light he says: "this isn't the way to the airport". I say: "yes it is. There's an accident on I-10 and this is another route". He said: "I'm uncomfortable, I feel like I'm about to get robbed, I wanna get out". I said: "Well, if you get out here in Hollygrove you probably will get robbed". He STFU and gave me a $20 tip at the airport.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
None of that story is true


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Kudos to this guy, he didn't give in to his principles for this self absorbed person who obviously feels everything in the world is about her.

Abortion is probably the only thing that would ever change my relationships with my daughters, hopefully they'll make better decisions in life though.


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EyeTwentyNole
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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Her parents were able to send her to Cornell, she has hundreds of dollars for an abortion and a cab ride, yet no car?


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
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“The minute I saw that the test was positive I called my boyfriend, hysterical, and told him the news,” Montgomery says. “I cried for the rest of the weekend and stayed in bed. I didn’t go outside unless I absolutely had to. I shut down.”

That's because she cheated on her boyfriend and got pregnant by some townie who she will later accuse of rape despite sending him nudes the following week.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
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my choice to get an abortion with my young age or my inability to provide for this child financially


So she admits she killed a child, not a clump of cells
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patting him on the back, congratulating him for his courageous decision to leave a 20-year-old pregnant girl on the side of the road, alone, in March, with no way back home except with him
That's a little dramatic. He dropped her at a business, and she refused his offer of a ride back home.
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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
Liberals gonna liberal. Was she so proud of the fact that she was getting an abortion that she just had to work it into the conversation with an uber driver?


Idc either way, though. Trump supporters get physically assaulted just for wearing a maga hat. So getting left on the side of the road seems tame.


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TenWheelsForJesus
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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
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None of that story is true


For one, there is a planned parenthood that does abortions in Ithaca, 10 mins from Cornell ( LINK ), yet she chose to spend $100 to drive to one over an hour away?

For two, we are expected to believe that a 20 year old driver just happened to know the destination address was for a planned parenthood clinic in another town an hour away? I seriously doubt Uber drivers look up the address to see what kind of place the destination is.

For three, the recommended route from Ithaca to the next closest pp in Syracuse is I-81. Route 38 is an extra 20 mins. What driver doesn't take the fastest route?

None of this is impossible, but it is highly unlikely.


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re: 20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road
She murdered her baby and SHE'S the victim.

What a piece of trash.

The mild embarrassment she felt that day is nothing compared to the eternity of suffering she has coming her way.
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