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Sports world reacts after Roe v. Wade overturned

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert issued a joint statement Friday following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and "eliminate the constitutional right to abortion." The two stated, “We will continue to advocate for gender and health equity, including ensuring our employees have access to reproductive health care, regardless of their location” (SI.com, 6/24). The WNBA Seattle Storm released a statement "pledging the franchise is 'ready to fight' for women." The statement said, "Now we have come to this: People have won the freedom to buy guns with impunity while women have lost the freedom to decide their own future. Furious & ready to fight" (SEATTLE TIMES, 6/24).

On Saturday, the LPGA issued a statement on ruling, adding, "We encourage and support our employees and members in exercising their individual constitutional right to voice their opinions and vote, as this decision now places important women’s rights in the hands of state lawmakers" (MORNING READ, 6/26).

Dick’s Sporting Goods "went to bat for its employees" following Friday's ruling. The company in a letter noted it "isn’t immediately clear how that would effect its reported 50,000 employees nationwide," but "vowed to provide its workers with 'consistent and safe access' to benefits it provides." Dick’s Sporting Goods said it will "provide up to $4,000 in travel expense reimbursements to travel to the nearest location where that care is legally available” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/24).

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