Athletes react to Supreme Court’s decision on abortion
The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century.
Pregnant women considering abortions already had been dealing with a near-complete ban in Oklahoma and a prohibition after roughly six weeks in Texas. Clinics in at least eight other states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia — stopped performing abortions after Friday’s decision.
Athletes from Arizona and around the country poured their thoughts into social media on the decision.
No one should be able to force their beliefs on anyone’s body, that is not right. Sending love to our women.
— Kyler Murray (@K1) June 24, 2022
HAVING A DAUGHTER IN THIS WORLD LIVING & GROWING UP IM CONFUSED, SAD & ANGRY OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING! ILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL WOMAN RIGHTS.! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL🙏🏾❤️🤞🏾
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) June 24, 2022
Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 24, 2022
Like what I’m saying or not and I hate being political but… Being super close to both my sisters, I am heart broken not only for them but for all woman today. How can a man tell a woman what she Can or Can’t do with her body.
— Maxx Williams (@williams_maxx) June 24, 2022
pray for peace, pray for knowledge, pray for understanding..
— Eno Benjamin (@EnoB) June 24, 2022
Maybe in the next election we should have a vote to eliminate the Supreme Court. 9 people with the power to make generational decisions for 330 million people. There’s gotta be a better way.
— Brianna Turner (@_Breezy_Briii) June 24, 2022
It’s ABSOLUTELY ABOUT POWER & CONTROL!! https://t.co/Bx9VJH1PTj
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 24, 2022
The vote was 6-3 to uphold the law with Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kaga being in dissent.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.