Watch: Megan Rapinoe calls out men on abortion rights


Megan Rapinoe on Abortion Rights
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Megan Rapinoe spoke for nine minutes straight today in an impassioned plea for men to stand up for women’s rights. The football star wiped away tears during an unscheduled Zoom presser on abortion rights.

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Megan Rapinoe echoed earlier comments from President Biden in describing yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights as a sad day.

“How sad a day this is for me personally, for my teammates, for just all of the people out there who this is going to affect.

“Pro-choice means that you get to choose. Pro-choice allows other people to be pro-life if that is what works for them. Or that is what their beliefs are, or if that is where they’re at in their life. Pro-life doesn’t allow anybody to make a choice.”

However, Megan observed that the ruling would mainly affect already disadvantaged and marginalised women. She said that did not do enough on the issue in the past but now they need to step up.

“You’ve been silent to us, as a whole.

“Stand up, say something. This is your wife, this is your sister, this is your friend, this is your girlfriend, this is the mother of your children. This is all of us. And you are allowing a violent and consistent onslaught on the autonomy of women’s bodies, on women’s rights, on women’s minds, on our hearts, on our souls.

“We live in a country that forever tries to chip away at what you have enabled, at what you have been privileged enough to feel your entire life.

“I should not be the loudest voice in the room. No woman should be the loudest voice in the room.”

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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