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Holding back tears Rapinoe reacts to Supreme Court decision: Sad and cruel

One of the most vocal athletes in America is soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

After knowing that the Supreme Court tore apart Roe v. Wade, Rapinoe quickly denounced the actions of the right-extreme judges.

During a press conference, the USWNT captain expressed her opinion about the situation.

"I wish that we could just talk about soccer today, but obviously with the ruling on Roe v. Wade, that takes precedence over everything. It's hard to put into words how sad a day this is for me personally, for my teammates, for all of the people out there who this is going to affect," Rapinoe said.

"Pro-choice means that you get to choose. Pro-choice allows other people to be pro-life, if that is what works for them, or that is what their beliefs are, or if that is where they're at in their life."

Pro-life doesn't allow anybody to make a choice. Obviously, you can understand from an individual perspective how difficult it is to live in a country where you have a constant, unrelenting, violent tide against you and onslaught as a woman."

Rapinoe understands the court will try to cut more rights:

Rapinoe is a minority in the United States. She is a gay woman being attacked by people who hide in their religion to discriminate.

She mentioned that the precedent of canceling Roe v Wade could affect gay, non-binary, and trans people.

"And it would be as a gay person and as a non-binary person, as a trans person, whoever this is going to affect because it affects a lot more than just women, or cis women," she continued.

"I am a cisgender, rich, white woman that lives in two of the most progressive cities in the world with the protection of not only myself and my resources, but this resource and this protection, as are all of my teammates. Not everyone is afforded that."

"We know that this will disproportionately affect poor women, black women, brown women, immigrants, women in abusive relationships, women who have been raped, women and girls who have been raped by family members, who, you know what, maybe just didn't make the best choice. And that's no reason to be forced to have a pregnancy."

Rapinoe illustrated that overturning women's healthcare is not a "pro-life" decision. It is about hurting women.

There are few tools that help Americans to keep their children safe, including high-cost healthcare.

"This way of thinking or political belief is coupled with a complete lack of motivation around gun laws. It comes with a pro-death penalty. It comes with anti-healthcare, anti-prenatal care, anti-childcare, anti-pre-K, anti-food assistance, anti-welfare, anti-education, anti-maternity leave, and anti-paternity leave. This is not pro-life."

"It's very frustrating and disheartening and frankly just infuriating to hear that be the reason that people are wanting to end abortion rights and end this vital aspect of a woman's not only healthcare and general basic safety in this country, but [also] her bodily autonomy, and the right to freedom and the pursuit of happiness and liberty is being assaulted in this instance."

"The entirety of the US government say to people's faces - to women's faces: "We do not care. We are going to force our belief system, which is deeply rooted in a white supremacist, patriarchal Christianity. We are going to force that upon you." First of all, your religion is a choice, and it is a belief that you have."

"Pro-life does not allow anything other than one very strict religious view and belief system to be forced upon everyone else."

According to the World Health Organization, abortion is health care for women. Abortion was one of the most popular rights in the United States.

Reports illustrate that 26 entities would likely ban abortion in their state during the next year.

Rapinoe ended the statement by reminding us that no one can obligate another person to succumb to their view, and the key to solving everything is love, respect, and autonomy.

"I encourage people to take a step back and come from a place of compassion and humanity and understand that just because I believe something doesn't mean everybody else has to."

"We all get to make our own choices, but ultimately we need to come from a place of love, respect, and autonomy to do what we feel is best for us," Rapinoe said at the end of the press conference.

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