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More Than 500 Female Athletes Sign Amicus Brief, Ask Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights

More than 500 professional, collegiate and high school female athletes signed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court arguing against abortion restrictions on Monday.

The brief includes personal testimony, some anonymously, about the importance of abortions in the success of women's sports, per The Athletic.

“Women’s increased participation and success in sports has been propelled to remarkable heights by women’s exercise of, and reliance on, constitutional guarantees of liberty and gender equality, including the right to reproductive autonomy,” the filing stated, according to The Washington Post. “Continued access to, and reliance on, those rights will empower the next generation of girls and women to continue to excel in athletics and beyond, strengthening their communities and this nation.