Maria Baer & John Stonestreet on Abortion Is Not Necessary for Female Athletes to Succeed

Allyson Felix of the United States competes in the women’s 4 x 400m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, August 7, 2021. It was her 11th Olympic medal, making her the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history. REUTERS/Lucy…MORE

More than 500 female athletes signed an Amicus brief last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against a Mississippi law that bans abortions after about 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Signed by female Olympians, soccer and basketball and swimming stars, the brief failed to address the critical questions of the humanity and moral status of children in the womb. Instead, the athletes focused on how abortion restrictions “harm” them.

Their approach is typical of the kind of arguments being made against the Texas law, and abortion restrictions in general. These arguments depend upon a number of faulty assumptions which, like the humanity of babies in the womb, are left unsaid.

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