Watch: Megan Rapinoe respond to the Supreme Court ruling

Megan Rapinoe, one of the more than 500 women athletes who filed an amicus brief  in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court case, began her USA-Colombia pre-game press conference appearance with a statement on the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Rapinoe was also asked about Title IX's 50th year anniversary, celebrated a day before the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.

9 comments about "Watch: Megan Rapinoe respond to the Supreme Court ruling".
  1. Frank Strazzulla, June 25, 2022 at 12:40 p.m.

    USSoccer has to accept that national teams represent the whole country, not just the woke part of it.  OK for her to have her opinions on her own time (or on her club's time if they allow it)-but when playing for the country she should stay out of politics.  The way things are now US Soccer is doing a great job of alienating 50% of it's proposed fan base to appease the woke few.

  2. Robert Anthonyson replied, June 25, 2022 at 2:36 p.m.

    No matter which poll you look at, more than half of all Americans favor the right to an abortion; a lot more than a "woke few."

  3. Michael Saunders replied, June 27, 2022 at 10:21 a.m.

    Frank ..... Considering your perspective of a National Team representing the whole nation, "...not just the woke part of it...",  I am sure by your logic you would be  OK with the continuance of blatant racism that was prevalent within the US Olympic team for decades...  or the anti-semetic decision made by the Head of the US Olympic team, Avery Brundage, when acquiescing to Hitler to remove Marty Glickman and other Jews from racing in the relays in the Berlin Olympics of the 1930's.  Or even not allowing women to compete in sports by formally proscribing them from participating ....Let's face it, a not so insignificant part of the population thought it was perfectly fine to allow all those biases to be perfectly fine.... that is... until athletes themselves leveraged their fame and spoke up... And despite the consequences their actions may have had on them personally for taking a stand, change occurred because they did so.        


  4. Nick Barbaro replied, June 27, 2022 at 4:33 p.m.

    Here's some poll data (from recent Gallup polls):  While 39% of Americans identify as "pro-life," compared to 55% who consider themselves "pro-choice," only 13% agree that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.  Almost three times as many (35%) believe that it should be legal in *all* circumstances.  The balance (50%) feel that it should be legal in certain circumstances, which has been the legal status quo for the past half-century.  

    So Frank, you're in an extremely small minority here; and as Paul points out above, that's probably a vanishingly small minority among fans of women's soccer.  So I have absolutely no doubt that this statement is a big plus from a PR standpoint; in fact, soccer fans would've been largely disappointed had the reaction been any less.

  5. Bob Ashpole replied, June 28, 2022 at 12:07 a.m.

    Frank, you will be really upset to know that USSF has issued its own public statement condemning the Supreme Court decision. But you go ahead and pretend it is just the purple haired player that is speaking out.

  6. Milton Espinoza, June 25, 2022 at 2:51 p.m.

    Sorry Frank but you are in the minority and maybe you should keep your mouth shut. Why do you get to voice your opinion and Megan doesn't? Nothing "woke" about it. I prefer being enlightened as opposed to going back to the dark ages. You should try being woke for a minute and come out of your cave. But if her comments alienate you "good riddance" to your backwards thinking, get lost!!! So tired of people like you using platforms like this to bully people with your opinions. Bye!!!

  7. Wayne Norris, June 25, 2022 at 3:44 p.m.

    Rapinoe absolutely has right to her opinion issue is the media who acts like her opinion is newsworthy...

  8. Paul Levy, June 26, 2022 at 9:06 a.m.

    I suspect that Frank's nujmbers are wrong. 

    Not  onlt do most polls show that the vast majority suppoort the right to abortion with limited excptions (which is what tthe constitutional  regime did until this year), but my guess is that the universe of soccer fans in the United States tilts even further in the direction of the right to choose, 

    That might  not be true of all sports.  The fans of pointy[football, for example. might well trend in a different direcction.  NASCAR fans even more in a different direction.

    So my guess would be that Rapinoe speaks for the substantial majority of soccer fans. 

    Poll data would be welcome

  9. Santiago 1314, June 30, 2022 at 11:56 a.m.

    Think of the 63 Million Little Mia Hamms and Pele's that Never got a Chance to Kick a Ball;
    Since Roe v Wade
    (Plus Their Children and Their Childrens Children)
    How can anyone be Selfish enough to Stop a Beating Heart.???
    But, Hey... It's GOOD PR.!!!

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