The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has generated growing numbers of reactions from many prominent voices across the sports and entertainment world.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe unsurprisingly contributed to the onslaught of anger in her statement on the ruling:
“Stand up. Say something. This is your wife, this is your sister, this is your friend, this is your girlfriend, this is the mother of your children. This is all of us,” Rapinoe said. “And you are allowing a violent and consistent onslaught on the autonomy of women’s bodies, on women’s rights, on women’s minds, on our hearts, on our souls. We live in a country that forever tries to chip away at what you have enabled, at what you have been privileged enough to feel your entire life.”
Rapinoe also shared her thoughts on the idea of pro-choice.
“I think I’ll just end with, ‘pro-choice’ means that we all get to decide what’s best for us, because that is our right as a human being in this country – and, frankly, I believe, in the world. And pro-life does not allow anything except one strict religious view, frankly, and belief system to be forced upon everyone else.”
Rapinoe isn’t the only notable athlete taking a stance on this subject as LeBron and many others also had fiery responses.