Five hundred women athletes signed a “friend-of-the-brief” to the justices to safeguard abortion rights. The move comes in the wake of Mississippi’s Republic endorsed proposal to inflict a ban on abortion after a 15-weeks pregnancy. The US Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority who are looking to overturn the decision made during the 1973 Roe vs Wade case. 26 Olympians, 73 professional athletes and many other athletic associations made the plea to protect abortion rights.
As women athletes and people in sports, we must have the power to make important decisions about our own bodies and exert control over our reproductive lives.