Megan Rapino, the star of the U.S. women’s national team, described Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal women’s constitutional right to abortion as “tragic” and “brutal.”
The Supreme Court overturned Wade by 5-4 votes on Friday, a decision that is expected to ban abortion in nearly half of the states. The decision came more than a month after Justice Samuel Alito leaked a draft opinion that the court was ready to take this important step, and was backed by a conservative majority of the court.
Rapino was among the athletes on Friday to speak out against the regime.
“I think we can talk about football today, but clearly because of the decision on Wade against Rowe, which takes precedence over everything else, it’s hard to put into words,” Rapino told Columbia Against during Dick’s USWNT availability at Sporting Goods. Park in Commerce City, Colorado. “It simply came to our notice then. It was a sad day for me personally.
“We know that the lack of abortion does not deter people from having abortions. This prevents people from having safe abortions. I encourage people to understand all the different aspects that reversing Rowe Weed will affect a lot of people, really all. The whole country. I can’t understand how sad and cruel this is. I think it’s an issue of cruelty, because it’s not conducive to life in any way. “
In the final opinion, Alito wrote that the original 1972 decision on Raw and the 1992 decision to recognize it (Planned Parenthood v. Casey) “were the wrong days when it was decided and it should be reversed.”
Aletito wrote that the power to regulate abortion rests with the political branches of government, not the courts. The decision rests with the states.
The three Liberal justices of the court wrote in a joint opinion that the decision would “grieve” millions of American women who would lose “basic constitutional protection.”
In a statement, the National Women’s Football League wrote that the authorities “deny individuals complete freedom and equality in this country which is a pillar of a just society.”
The statement said: “Reproductive rights are human rights. You can’t do your job unless everyone has the same freedom as your neighbor. We will continue to raise our voices. “
Individual NWSL teams also issued statements protesting the decision, joining the WNBA players ’union and several key players on social media.
Rapino’s UWSNT teammate Lindsay Horan called the decision “a step backwards for our country” and added that she was “shocked and is still trying to do it.”
His coach Vlatko Andonovsky gave his players full support.
She said, “Being in an environment with these women players, I feel it is my responsibility to support what I have right now. I want to be there for them. “
On Friday, Justice Clarence Thomas agreed that he would sue Lawrence v. Texas, which defends the right to same-sex romantic relationships, and Obergefels, who defends the right to same-sex marriage. Hodges demanded a reconsideration. Installs.
Rapino, who is associated with WNBA star Sue Bird, said she was “scared” by tears about what would happen in the future after Friday’s decision.
“I absolutely feel that gay rights are being attacked,” she said. “I fully believe that we will see the state under state law which ultimately comes to this radical court. I am not convinced that my rights will be upheld by the courts. I have faith in my country and I have faith in the people and I have faith in the voters. And if you ever need the motivation to vote, to participate – literally people’s lives depend on it. “