Professional sports have been marred by politics the past few years.
The Tokyo Olympics were unfortunately no different.
And an Olympic gymnast who quit stunned conservatives with one disheartening statement.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the national anthem started a paradigm shift in professional sports.
Suddenly it was deeply important for athletes to “use their voices”…so long as they hewed to a progressive line.
Five years later, athletes are still protesting America, even at the Olympics.
Olympic gold winner Simone Biles, arguably the greatest gymnast of all time, made a stunning decision during the Tokyo games.
In the middle of a competition, Biles quit.
She said she was too stressed out and needed to take care of her mental health.
The corporate press heaped praise all over her and somehow glorified quitting on teammates.
Suddenly she was thrust into the role of an advocate for mental health.
Biles took her “activism” a step further and said she was in favor of abortion.
On Twitter, Biles asked her followers to share an opinion they hold that’s unpopular.
One of her followers shared the belief that “abortion is wrong,” and Biles responded:
“I already know this is going to start the biggest argument and may even lose followers BUT… I’m very much pro-choice. Your body. Your choice…Also for everyone gonna say ‘just put it up for adoption,’ it’s not that easy and coming from someone who was in the foster care system TRUST me…foster care system is broken and it’s tough, especially on the kids and young adults who age out, and adoption is expensive, I’m just saying.”
Another Twitter exposed the ghoulishness of Biles’s tweet and said:
“Thoughts with all the kids in the foster care system today being told by @Simone_Biles that their lives are worth nothing and are better off dead.”
Biles got defensive and responded:
DO NOT misconstrue my words. That is not at all what I implied. I did NOT say I support to abort rather than to put them through the foster care system. What I did imply is that you should not control someone elses body/decision. Let’s be real what you care about is control… https://t.co/IWVz0ydpXi
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 10, 2021
Biles received plaudits from the Left for her pro-abortion stance, but she did a poor job in addressing the point that she’s justifying abortion by saying that foster care is challenging.
Also, there are long waiting lists for families hoping and praying to adopt babies.
The Democrat Party’s full promotion of abortion is unsettling.
They used to hold to the mantra of “safe, legal, and rare,” but that no longer applies.
Democrats of today have made it clear that pro-lifers are not welcome in the party anymore because the Democrats now believe in the mantra of “shout your abortion!”
It’s sad to see the road Biles has taken as an avatar of the progressive Left.