Lindsey Horan:  “I’m still a little bit shocked and trying to take it all in.” (USA TODAY Sports)

Here is some reaction in the U.S. women’s soccer community to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

U.S. women’s national team midfielder Lindsey Horan

I don’t like speaking about this very often but waking up and hearing that news was not great, to say the least. I’m still a little bit shocked and trying to take it all in but I do feel like this is just a step backwards for our country. But that’s all I’m going to say.

USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski

Obviously, waking up and seeing the news that came out is not something that makes me happy with someone that has a wife and two daughters [and] who wants them to have a choice and make a decision they want. Being in the environment with these female athlete, I just feel like it’s my responsibility to support them with everything that they have. Right now. And I want to be there for that.

National Women’s Soccer League

The Supreme Court’s ruling today denies individuals in this country the full liberty and equality that is the cornerstone of a just society. Reproductive rights are human rights. Until every individual has the same freedoms as their neighbor, our work is not done. We will continue to make our voices heard. The NWSL is more than just a soccer league; we are a collective who will stand up every day for what is right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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