LeBron James, Megan Rapinoe and the sports world respond to Roe’s decision in. Wade: “Weapons have more rights than women”

After reports emerged that the Supreme Court overturned Roe’s decision in. After a historic decision, Wade, athletes and sports organizations from all over the world shared their thoughts and emotions on social networks.

The public reaction was extremely critical of the court’s decision, as most Americans preferred to keep Roe, according to widely available opinion polls. It was decided by a conservative majority after a 6: 3 vote. Constitutional protection for abortion has existed for almost 50 years.

WNBA Players Union released today’s statement:

“This decision points to a government component that is thus beyond the reach of the country and any sense of human dignity. That is why we say that voting rights are extremely important and need to be protected. We must realize that when we vote, it is about electing officials and linking points to policies and legislation that are in line with our values.

“Are we in a democracy where weapons have more rights than women? This decision provides a treacherous path to abortion bans, which reinforce economic, social and political inequalities and could lead to higher maternal mortality rates while at the same time evoking the right to reproductive freedom for all.

Powerward Phoenix Mercury Brianna Turner pointed out that America still follows a constitutional document drafted by slave owners.

“Something does not fit my mind when we talk about what is constitutional compared to what we do not know that the constitution was written by a group of slave owners.” tweeted. “I know there have been changes over time, but our founding document has been doomed from the beginning.”

Football star Megan Rapinoe spoke to reporters on Friday about the decision for nine and a half minutes.

“I wish we could only talk about football today,” Rapinoe said he told reporters. “But, of course, with the decision in Roe v. Wade, that takes precedence over everything.” It’s hard to describe in words how sad this day is for me personally, for my teammates, for all the people who will be affected.

“I keep saying it, but: Pro-choice means you can choose. Pro-choice allows other people to be pro-life if it works for them, or they are their beliefs or where they are in their lives. Pro-life will not allow anyone to make a choice.

“I think from an individual perspective, you can understand how difficult it is to live in a country where you have a constant, relentless, violent … tide – as a woman, and it would be like a homosexual. and as a non-binary person, as a trans person who will be affected. Because it affects much more than just women, or cis women. It really affects us all. “

Here is a recap providing a look at other tweets from those from the sports world that came on Friday:

– Aron Yohannes

ayohannes@oregonian.com; @aronyohannes

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