Over 500 Female Athletes Beg SCOTUS to Keep Abortion Legal
“I decided to have an abortion. I wasn’t ready to be a mom, and having an abortion felt like I was given a second chance at life.”
Over 500 female athletes, including Olympians and college players, sent a brief to SCOTUS, begging them to keep abortion legal because having a baby can ruin your life:
All athletes—men and women—have a narrow window of time to achieve their greatest athletic potential. This reality is magnified for women athletes for whom childbearing age coincides with their competitive peak in athletics. If the State compelled women athletes to carry pregnancies to term and give birth, it could derail women’s athletic careers, academic futures, and economic livelihoods at a large scale. Such a fundamental restriction on bodily integrity and human autonomy would never be imposed on a male athlete, though he would be equally responsible for a pregnancy.
The brief comes after SCOTUS refused to halt the Texas pro-life law, which bans abortions after a detectable heartbeat. Women know you can hear the heartbeat at the six-week appointment.
The baby is so tiny, and yet the heartbeat is loud and beautiful.
But the athletes filed the amicus in response to SCOTUS’s announcement on Monday that it will hear the arguments over the Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks.
The state of Mississippi specifically mentions Roe v. Wade in its case, asking SCOTUS “to overrule its landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, holding that the Constitution protects the right to have an abortion before the fetus can survive outside the womb.”
SCOTUS precedent does not allow states to ban abortion before viability, which is around 24 weeks.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Crissy Perham said:
When I was in college, I was on birth control, but I accidentally became pregnant. I was on scholarship, I was just starting to succeed in my sport, and I didn’t want to take a year off. I decided to have an abortion. I wasn’t ready to be a mom, and having an abortion felt like I was given a second chance at life. I was able to take control of my future and refocus my priorities. I got better in school, I started training really hard, and that summer, I won my first national championship. My life would be drastically different if I had been pregnant and forced to sit that race out, because that race changed the course of my life. It opened up so many opportunities, and a year later, I made the Olympic team.
The ever so lovely Megan Rapinoe signed the amicus. In a statement, Rapinoe said she is “honored to stand” with the women who are helping “champion not only our constitutional rights, but also those of future generations of athletes.”
Um, abortion is not a constitutional right. It was passed on questionable grounds using the 14th Amendment.
Rapinoe insisted, “we must have the power to make important decisions about our own bodies and exert control over our reproductive lives.”
You’re not deciding on your body. When you’re pregnant, you have another body inside you—a body of an unborn human being with his or her very own DNA.
Nothing in these sentences is wrong. It is all 100% true:
Pregnancy fundamentally transforms a woman’s body, impacting and potentially hindering an athlete’s access to higher education, elite competition, and a professional athletic career. Women athletes must have the power to decide whether and when to dedicate their bodies to athletics, pregnancy, or both.
Pregnancy does change your body. It changes everything. You do have a choice. You do have the power to decide.
It’s called not having sex. No birth control method is 100% effective except one: abstinence.
I am not for abstinence-only sex education. But you know what could happen when you have sex: pregnancy.
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She was given a second chance at life
Too bad someone had to die for it
Geez can’t make this shit up
Wonder how the father felt about her killing his child. It’s pretty telling that fathers aren’t even mentioned in all of their sob stories.
Birth control has NEVER been cheaper or easier to use.
And if you absolutely don’t want a child? DON’T FUCKING HAVE SEX.
Or get spayed.
That line leapt off the screen to me as well.
“I decided to have an abortion. I wasn’t ready to be a mom, and having an abortion felt like I was given a second chance at life.”
That’s nice, now do the baby.
I will say this, my daughter was a D1 athlete and she had teammates who choose to have their children.
Somehow with family support and school support they were able to swing it
Easy? Hell no, but these women are made of true grit
Young girls are feed a lie that your not killing a human, you are, you are killing your baby, and someday you, l, all of us, will have to atone for our choices.
Women who have abortions, especially when they are older understand what they did… it stays with you your whole life.
Next new Olympic sport- The Fetus Throw
“I wasn’t ready to be a mom, and having an abortion felt like I was given a second chance at life.”
What a vile thing to say.
Yet somehow I think she believes this is rational… I mean she made the Olympics!
Ah yes more virtue signaling bullshit.
Birth control has never been cheaper or easier to use.
And WTF does anybody give a shit about Rapinoe. It is LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE for her to get pregnant.
God I despise they purple haired monster
Would that be the “purple haired monster” that led her team into a humiliating loss to the Swedish soccer team?
The comedy of Rapinoe nagging about abortion: here is a scumbag who will never have semen in her vagina, ever – even if she does go straight.
How hard is it use birth control? Condom, the pill, etc…
I am pretty sure that pregnancies do NOT happen by accident.
All these virgin conceptions. /s
Please Judge, I want to be able to sleep around but don’t want to take responsibility for the consequences. My sporting achievements are more important than a human life. Don’t take my choice to win a medal away from me.
More seriously, how selfish an inhuman can some people be? Then again I suppose brutally butchering your own children is fairly unique to humans so maybe it is a human albeit evil thing to do?
You rock! You’ve put matters into a very concise statement, which truly sets forth the reality of the situation. Thank you!!!!
Feh. This will all blow over in 15 years anyway, when there are no more biologically female athletes.
Plus, globular warmening is going to give is The Big One just five years beyond that, anyway.
We’re comin’, Elizabeth!
It seems that every other month, my impression of the character of elite athletes moves to a lower level. It seems that they are among the most selfish and self-absorbed of humans — NFL, Gwen Berry, and now this. Perhaps I am over-generalizing?
Athletes opinions don’t matter to a court, hopefully.
They are among the legends of twitter at this point and nothing more.
By the way, abortion is still legal, up to a point.
Child-sacrifice has its advantages. It always has. That’s why it has been practiced throughout human history. And the cultures which have practiced it have been destroyed.
The Canaanites lasted 400 years. But we moderns are better at it so I don’t expect us to last as long.
Why don’t these athletes exercise their rights to “make important decisions about [their] own bodies and exert control over [their] reproductive lives” by deciding to simply keep their clothes on and their legs crossed? Or do they contend that once their hormones get going they’re incapable of exerting the level of self-control necessary and aren’t responsible? Women do have the ability and power to make those decisions but its easier not to when they aren’t faced with accepting responsibility for the results of those decisions.
“Consenting to sex is consentng to the possibility of pregnancy. Use birth control. Take responsibility.”
And be prepared to face the consequences if a pregnancy does occur.
Our culture has raised a truly selfish generation.
Anyone who wants an abortion should be made to watch one before they make that horrific mistake. Having an ultrasound has also been shown to change minds.
Athlete’s foot-in-mouth disease.
If you ever walk into a Subway restaurant and see Rapinoe’s ugly face on a poster, warn the owner you’re not coming back until it’s removed.
Wait. Am I hearing the “my body, my choice crowd shriek again?” Let me see, will this work for those who don’t want the jab? How do the Branch Covidians and the maskholes deal with us who won’t take the jab? Of course, I have natural immunity and won’t need the jab.
One more thing, Fauci lies and Fuck Joe Biden.
That’s two things, but given that they’re both self-evident truths, you’re excused…
I traded a human life for a gold medal!
Wonder if someone ever asked – what if your mom had done that?
Well, could we ask those athletes to allow surgeons to take out their spines, hearts etc for stem cell research?
Asking for an unborn baby.
They think that they can abort the baby, cannibalize her profitable parts, sequester her carbon pollutants, and have her, too. One step forward, two steps backward.
Most “Female” athletes at the Olympic or professional level are not true females. They are intersex others, some freakish “it’s”, evolutionary dead ends, and pretty much biological refuse, or hazardous material.
You could say the same for the men
Yeah, the people who are super-duper good at anything tend to be a bit strange. I mean how many brilliant like software engineers or whatever are semi-autistic wierdos? In a lot of cases part of why they are so smart is that they couldn’t relate to other humans in normal ways, so they were home learning differential calculus while all the other kids in the neighborhood were out playing stick ball.
More like their brain was better adapted to the intuitive understanding of things rather than the intuitive understanding of people. It’s a strongly sex-linked congenital characteristic, not something that is caused by social rejection (females, no matter how ostracized, rarely “develop” it). Likewise, the intuitive understanding of people is moderately sex-linked.
A strawclown apology dressed as a strawman. There is no mystery in sex and conception. A couple have four choices and still six weeks to choose the wicked solution (planned parent/hood) to a purportedly hard problem. Baby steps.
LOL. “accidentally”… sure. More like “negligently. Pretty much no woman – and I repeat NO WOMAN – becomes pregnant if she really doesn’t want to. There is birth control all over the place and lefties are giving it out free to 11 year old girls in an effort to make them sexually active as early as humanly possible. This idiot didn’t “accidentally” become pregnant. She probably knew exactly what she was doing and what she forgot to do but went ahead anyway – because she figured she would just kill and abort any fetus so … “What the hell?” She didn’t even take RU-486 the next day or anything, I’m sure. She treated her fetus like an old taco – just throw it away.
None of the circumstances surrounding the idiotic Roe decision are operative any more There is no longer any stigma attached to a single mother. Quite the opposite, these days. There is no lack of available birth control. You can’t swing a dead cat without knocking into some form of birth control lying around. And it’s cheap, too, if not given out free by any of a number of lefty pervert groups. And it isn’t unusual for a guy to carry condoms with him or hard for a girl to carry condoms and try and demand that the guy wear one. All of the circumstances that they used to make one of the worst judicial decisions in history in roe are no longer operative in society, at large. All of their insane justifications are gone. There is nothing left but the convenience of lazy, irresponsible women who want to sleep around and pretend they’re guys with respect to sex (as if the fact that one sex gets pregnant and one doesn’t has no bearing on how each should even approach sex).
These female athletes certainly sound like blithering idiots. No surprise, there. Most of them are probably lesbians, anyway … being female athletes. This is one sick society we’ve got here.
This all reminds me of Serena Williams, when she got pregnant and said that she felt like a “real woman” now that she was going to have a baby. The lefties went totally apeshit over that. It was pretty funny.
I am waiting for Greta Thunberg to chime in that abortion is a climate issue.
In her case, it’s a desert climate.
I will never understand why lesbians are so adamantly pro-abortion. Are there ANY pro-life lesbians?
Are there any pregnant lesbians? Is there a connection?
“Such a fundamental restriction on bodily integrity and human autonomy would never be imposed on a male athlete”
Saying men can’t get pregnant is transphobic. Duh.
Remember when your action had consequences and you had to make the best with the cards you were delt?
The “500 female athlete brief” inadvertently reinforces a point made a while ago by a writer who used a form of critical thinking articulated by Marcus Aurelius in examining abortion — ask: “what is its nature. what do it do?” The logical conclusion –it is the avoidance of responsibility.
We should rethink the 19th Amendment.
500 female athletes beg for abortion to be leagal.
In a sane world their wish would be granted and they would all be aborted. And it would all be legal.
Then they would cry out, “Oh no. I don’t mean for me. I mean for others.”
The old “Rules for thee and not for me” logic.
Thankfully I read the first sentence in the brief proper before commenting here.
Otherwise, I would have accused these women of hypocrisy.
But they do avoid the most obvious pitfalls here:
which of course needs some explanation. Why do dead bodies have an interest in any legal case concerning the living? But, again, surprisingly “former women” are apparently not deceased women, or so the author of the brief contends. Behold! footnote 2 in its unparalleled bravery and beauty states:
Of course, given that all 500 amici women amici are actually amicae, but then again command of Latin beyond some phrases obviously is not prevalent in certain academic quarters.
And who can blame David A. Barrett, Counsel of Record? He (assuming David A. Barrett, Counsel of Record identifies currently as male or at least prefers pronouns not female or made-up “words” like xer or its myriad of counterparts) obviously was occupied with learning SJW/Genderese.
Juvenal in this case is wrong. Difficile est satiram non scribere? It is outright impossible in this case. The lunacy of the gender-confused left on display in this brief is beyond parody, and indeed beyond satire.
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“500 amici” allegedly are women; “amici” actually are “amicae“
Imagine submitting a tawdry personal anecdote about destroying a human fetus for the sake of swimming as part of an amicus brief on abortion — very disturbing, not just on her part, but also on the part of those who made the decision to include it.
Few things are as disturbing today (to me anyway) as the attitudes and outlooks of young women, and how easily these are manipulated by the political and media establishments — an under-reported aspect of 24/7 always-on media is how it is used to propagate emotion-laden propaganda in order to hijack and redirect the natural empathy of women.
It’s worth reviewing this controversial Black Pigeon video for another, rather radical, viewpoint on this issue. You almost certainly won’t agree with all of it (I certainly don’t), but we learn only by hearing viewpoints we haven’t already heard.
>this controversial Black Pigeon video
Thanks for the link — I saw the BP video on his original YT channel right when it came out, and used a YT downloader to grab and save it — I also found and bought (it wasn’t cheap) an old copy of the J D Unwin book he mentioned as a reference: ‘Sex and Culture’ (I suggest looking for a PDF or other electronic format).
Far from ‘rather radical’, I found it sensible and well-supported — it matched many of my own (anecdotal) observations and conclusions.
That may well be true, but it’s irrelevant to the constitutional questions involved.
I don’t see any ‘constitutional question’ here, only a moral one — in fact, I think it’s unwise, even bizarre, to try to somehow wring positions on issues like this out of the Constitution; that makes no sense to me, especially when extrapolated into the future for all kinds of today unimaginable questions.
Roe and Casey were decisions on what the constitution means. If they are to be overturned it will be because the current court doesn’t agree that the constitution means that. Morality should have absolutely nothing to do with it. Nor should any hardship people might suffer from a particular decision. It is not the supreme court’s job to worry about those things.
>what the constitution means
LOL, ridiculous — apparently you completely missed the gist of my comment: attempting to wring a position on abortion (!!) out of the US Constitution, the essential elements of which were written and adopted more than 200 years ago, is idiotic, and something I could never take seriously — just like I could never be convinced otherwise.
In Grutter v Bollinger, SCOTUS also managed to reconcile the US Constitution with explicit racial discrimination, i.e. that’s also ‘what the constitution means’.