More than 500 female athletes calling on Supreme Court to rebuff Mississippi abortion law

September 20, 2021

More than 500 current and former female athletes urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to reject a Mississippi law that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

In an amicus brief filed Monday, the athletes cite the importance of “bodily integrity and decisional autonomy” to their individual careers and women’s sports as a whole. The list of signatories includes 26 Olympians, 73 professional athletes, 276 college athletes and some of the biggest names in women’s sports – from U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe to WNBA veterans Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi.

Players’ unions for the WNBA and NWSL also signed the brief. USA Today