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:
Is this us ?:
Weapons have more rights than women.
– WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) June 24, 2022
The Supreme Court has just issued an opinion that will negatively affect more than 33.6 million women. The constitutional right of women, who have been granted autonomy over our OWN bodies for more than 50 years, is now gone.
If this court has not yet come for you, it is.
– a. rye (@angela_rye) June 24, 2022
We preach about mental health and then we closed a lot of psychiatric hospitals and put people on the streets. Then to forced people to have children, which directly affects minority women and low-income families. It is not about protecting children, but about control and power. It’s sick.
– Bria Hartley (@ Breezyyy14) June 24, 2022
Nothing has changed, only the date … the pathetic and disgusting overthrow of Roe v. Wade. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Title IX, and yet today women are waking up with fewer rights than before. Our bodies, our choice! pic.twitter.com/paffAH5V25
– Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) June 24, 2022
What if we took care of children in this country than forcing people to have more.
– Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) June 24, 2022
Perhaps we should vote on the abolition of the Supreme Court in the next elections. 9 people with the power to make generational decisions for 330 million people. There must be a better way.
– Brianna Turner (@_Breezy_Briii) June 24, 2022
Unreal to go to bed celebrating the opportunity Title IX created for women just to wake up at the overthrow of Roe in Wade
It is a terrible finding that women may always feel that our decisions are not our own and that our freedoms are offered conditionally.
– Georgina 🌻 (@georgecorrick) June 24, 2022
Women in this country … I’m sorry
– Josh Hart (@joshhart) June 24, 2022
How is our country moving backwards?
– Josh Hart (@joshhart) June 24, 2022
So what about people who are not ready / qualified to be parents ??? … what kind of world will be waiting for some of these children. Smh sad day. Is America going back ?? Tf
– Austin Rivers (@ AustinRivers25) June 24, 2022
I HAVE A DAUGHTER IN THIS WORLD THAT LIVES AND GROWS, I AM MIXED, SORRY AND ANGRYED BY THE SUPERVISORY DECISION! YOU WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL FEMALE RIGHTS.! LET ALL YOU BEAUTY
– JAE CROWDER (@ CJC9BOSS) June 24, 2022
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