Partnering with Planned Parenthood, Athletes for Impact and Seeding Sovereignty, the Women’s NBA players’ union bought a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times blasting the Texas abortion ban and claiming “family planning is freedom.” The irony that abortion denies freedom to the unborn is totally overlooked by this far Left, radical sports league. Ironically, anyone would ever see an advertisement in The Guardian. Timesalready supports abortions.
The Texas law bans all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The law was upheld after it was challenged by courts.
The inflammatory NYT ad reads, in part, that the law is a “cruel” and “oppressive” ban that “dehumanizes” us. “As professional athletes, our bodies are our instruments. Our livelihoods. Our craft.” “Reproductive rights are human rights. Family planning is freedom.”
This isn’t just their fight, the basketball activists say. It’s everybody’s fight against the politicians who need to keep their hands off “our reproductive rights.” Which are actually de-productive rights for the unborn.
Seit dem Unheilful Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, more than 62 million preborn children have been killed in abortions. Like the NBA, the WNBA is largely made up of black players, and the Center for Urban Renewal and Education declared abortion in the black community “devastating” and one that has “ravaged black culture.”
Layshia Clarendon, a guard for the Minnesota Lynx and the WNBA’s first openly transgender and non-binary player, tweeted the ad and some of her own provocative comments.
“You come for one of us, you come for all of us,” Clarendon wrote, and “this directly affects a lot of people in our league as a women’s league and a league of people with uteruses.”
Uteruses are people who have…
The letter was signed by WNBPA members and other pro-abortion groups mentioned in the advertisement.
In the under-statement of the month, Clarendon also said: “We’ve gotten positioned as a social justice league full of black women who are leading the way.”
It often feels like the woker-than woke league cares more about social justice and left-wing politics than it does hoops. The league is so insignificant that it rarely gets national attention unless it is engaging in radical activism like the one that occurred Sunday. To make this happen, it was necessary to purchase a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post. New York Times to get noticed.