(670 The Score) White Sox closer Liam Hendriks on Friday blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling that has paved the way for states to ban abortions.
“Obviously, today is a terrible, terrible day for women’s rights,” Hendriks said on the Parkins & Spiegel Show. “I mean, what’s next? Are they going to take voting for women as well now? It’s just something that is absurd in the fact that they thought that this is their thing. And now they’ve come out and said, ‘Oh, the next agenda will be gay marriage, will be contraception, will be all these next-level things’ that everybody who was against them overturning this rule, is exactly what they’ve been preaching the entire time. And that’s something that you’re just taking away. If this had anything to do with men, there'd be no chance that this would be overturned. And that’s something that’s disgraceful in this day and age.”
Constitutional protections for abortion had been in place for nearly 50 years. The decision by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.
Three of the court’s liberal justices wrote in a joint dissent that the decision would bring “sorrow” for the many millions of American women who will be losing a “fundamental constitutional protection.”
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.