500 Female Athletes File Brief With Supreme Court Against Mississippi Abortion Law

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On Monday, more than 500 female athletes signed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing a Mississippi law that would ban abortions of pregnancies that are 15 weeks or longer. The athletes displayed solidarity in numbers while urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the law. Of those that signed, 276 are college athletes, 73 are professional athletes and 26 have competed in the Olympics — among these athletes were Olympian and two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe and her fiancee, WNBA star Sue Bird.  In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case ruled that women had the right to end their pregnan…

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