Following widespread criticism of PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan's email last week urging employees to "respect differences of opinion" around abortion rights before writing at length about his cat's birthdays, Insomniac Games has reportedly decided to donate $50,000 to the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, a pro-choice organization.
According to The Washington Post, Insomniac shared the news in an internal email sent May 13. In it, Insomniac CEO Ted Price also confirmed that parent company Sony has agreed to match the studio's donation, a marked departure from Ryan's "middle-of-the-road" stance last week. Furthermore, Sony has also pledged to match all donations made from individual Insomniac employees as long as they make them via the company’s PlayStation Cares program.
The Ratchet and Clank and Marvel's Spider-Man developer then revealed it is currently working with Sony to "formulate an initiative to provide financial assistance to employees who might have to travel to different states to receive reproductive care." However, both companies have stated their intentions to remain quiet about the donations, and have forbidden employees from explicitly mentioning Insomniac or Sony "should they decide to retweet any announcements the WRRAP might make."