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Megan Rapinoe and LeBron James join other star athletes to condemn the US Supreme Court's decision to have an abortion

U.S. football star Megan Lapinault accuses women of eroding the rights they have for generations and strips the country's constitutional protection against blame. He expressed anger on Friday against the Supreme Court's decision.

"I think cruelty is the point because this is by no means a professional life," said Rapinoe, who sometimes wept when she expressed her anger.

Always outspoken Rapinoe joins some of the country's major athletes by publicly sharing their disappointment, anger and concerns after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case. I did.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted that the decision was about "power and control," and retweeted several posts about the impact of the decision on black women.

In a joint statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the league "believes that women should be able to make their own decisions about their health and future, and freedom is free. We believe that we should be protected. ""

"We continue to maintain gender and health fairness, including providing employees with access to reproductive medicine regardless of location. I insist, "they said.

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Lapinault is in Colorado As an increasingly two-defending World Cup champion prepares to play Colombia on Saturday, she fears that a conservative court will come next for her rights as a gay woman.

"We live in that country. She said.

A High Court decision could ban abortion. Will have a direct impact on the women playing in the NBA's team. Completely following the ruling.

This is the situation in Kentucky, home of the NBA's Racing Louis Building. Access to the abortion is Friday's ruling.

In Kentucky, the Trigger Act was enacted in 2019, and almost all abortions in that state are now over.

The Kentucky citizens in need are forced to drive an average of 245 miles for proper medical care following the Supreme Court's decision today. A decision that could affect them. "

In Florida, a new law will come into force on July 1st, banning all abortions 15 weeks later. NWSL's Orlando Pride has issued a joint statement with Orlando City in Major League Soccer.

"Access to safe assisted reproductive technology and physical autonomy are fundamental and negotiable human rights, and our club is deeply opposed to today's Supreme Court ruling." Said.

NWSL's Houston Dash and WNBA's Dallas Wings home are home to Texas, one of 13 states with similar triggering methods to Kentucky. The other two WNBA teams, Indiana Fever and the Atlanta Dream, are in states where abortion restrictions are possible.

'This decision will not end abortion'

Just the day before the decision, Billie Jean King celebrated Title IX's anniversary, which affected women and sports. rice field.

"This decision does not end abortion. It is a safe and legitimate access to this important medical procedure. It is a sad day in the United States," King said in a statement. Said in.

In his autobiography "All In" in 2021, King stated that he had an abortion in California in 1971. Her name was also featured in a petition to legalize abortion in the 1972 edition of Ms. Magazine, and she joined several prominent women who said she had an abortion.

The Supreme Court has withdrawn the Roe v. Wade case, which has protected the right to abortion for nearly 50 years. <br><br>This decision does not end the abortion. <br><br>Ending is a safe and legitimate access to this important medical procedure. <br><br>It's a sad day in the United States.


Criticism of the court's decision was inherited from female coaches, players, teams and unions.

Tennis player Coco Gauff found it unbelievable.

"I was very disappointed with the decision made today. The sad part is that it does not stop the outbreak of abortion. This only increases the number of illegal and unsafe abortions. Today is a very sad day for our country and I can't believe that history is repeating. " 18-year-old Gauff, who won second place at the French Open earlier this month, tweeted.

The WNBA Players Association did not chop up the words: "This ruling strengthens economic, social and political inequality and reveals the right to reproductive freedom for all. While providing a dangerous path to an abortion ban that could increase mother mortality. ”

Not only female athletes said

University software Carol Hutchins of Michigan, the best coach in ball history, said he was informed of the decision by a news alert over the phone on Friday.

"I was completely expecting," said Hutchins, "because this was discussed and it was clear that this was coming." "Women's rights are human rights and generally. I think the human rights of this country are under siege. I am worried about people's right to life, freedom and happiness. "

But women were not the only athletes to speak.

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei has visited Twitter. Immediately after the decision was made.

"Impose a constitutional right to conceal the carrying of firearms and end the basic constitutional protection of reproductive rights the next day. Japan is actively moving in the wrong direction." He mentioned a Supreme Court ruling that broke New York's "just cause" requirement to limit who can carry a gun.