Serena Williams responds to query about US courtroom determination after Lewis Hamilton fury | Tennis | Sport


Serena Williams didn’t need to touch upon the US Supreme Court docket’s determination to overturn Roe v Wade when requested about it forward of Wimbledon. It comes after Lewis Hamilton lashed out on the ruling on social media.

The Supreme Court docket dominated on Friday that abortion would not be thought of a proper, permitting states to ban the process. A variety of excessive profile celebrities have hit out on the ruling, together with F1 driver Hamilton, who mentioned he was “disgusted by the choice”.

In a submit on Instagram, Hamilton wrote: “Disgusted by the choice made by the Supreme Court docket within the US right now. I don’t perceive why some in energy pushed and proceed to push to strip rights away from tens of millions of individuals.

“This determination will impression essentially the most weak amongst us. Ladies, individuals of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ group and so forth.”

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“‘Let the states determine’ they mentioned—in order that they mentioned interracial marriage was unlawful—even despatched newlyweds to jail for it. This solely stopped taking place in America 55 years in the past, of us. Fifty 5 Years In the past I might’ve gone to jail for marrying the lady I like.”

World quantity 12 Coco Gauff additionally slammed the ruling, saying: “I am clearly disillusioned concerning the determination made. Actually for me, clearly I really feel unhealthy for future girls and ladies now, however I additionally really feel unhealthy for individuals who protested for this, I do not even know what number of years in the past, however protested for this, are alive to see that call to be reversed.

“I simply suppose that historical past repeating itself. I really feel like, I imply, no less than from my studying, researching, as a result of I do like historical past, I simply really feel like simply having this determination reversed, I really feel like we’re virtually going backwards.

“Not solely does this determination form of mark relating to reproductive rights, I really feel prefer it additionally form of places a lead-way into possibly reverse different issues that we labored — I would not say me personally, however individuals previously labored so exhausting to reverse.

“However I nonetheless need to encourage individuals to make use of their voice and never really feel too discouraged about this as a result of we will undoubtedly make a change, and hopefully change will occur.”


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