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Seattle Storm co-owner reacts to Roe v. Wade decision: ‘The worst kind of power grab you can do’

Seattle Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder condemned the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. to overthrow Wade, calling it “the worst kind of power grab you can do”.

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm are among the Seattle sports teams responding to the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. to fall Wade. The franchise said it was “angry and ready to fight” for women.

“Yesterday I was down and depressed,” said Ginny Gilder, co-owner of Seattle Storm. “Today it’s like the hell with it. Let us begin.”

On Thursday, women athletes celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a federal equal opportunity law. But a day later, the 50-year precedent was overturned by the Supreme Court.

“Honestly, I think they’re connected,” Gilder said ahead of Saturday’s Seattle Storm game at the Climate Pledge Arena. “I think Title IX shows what’s possible when you give women access to education and opportunities.”

Gilder condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to rule Roe v. pick up calf.

“It’s the worst kind of power grab you can do, and it’s designed to oppress women and punish women for all the success we’ve had,” Gilder said.

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Gilder said players were upset, including Storm star Breanna Stewart, who announced the reversal of Roe v. Wade described as “stomach rending and disgusting”. Twitter.

“This generation of women, 50 years after Title IX, all of our athletes, even Sue [Bird]She grew up in a world where they were told they had an equal chance to try at life,” Gilder said. “Then something like this happens. Our government does this. Yes, they will not tolerate it.”

Gilder said being one of three female owners of a women’s sports team offers an opportunity to make an impact.

“We have this platform with thousands of supporters that we can rub shoulders with to actually make a difference here, and it’s a huge privilege that we don’t take lightly,” Gilder said.

Gilder plans to use her platform to get voters to the ballot box. The ownership group’s Force for Change platform is stepping up its voting rights efforts.

“We will work on voter education, then I will work as an individual on how you support voter registration in states other than Washington,” Gilder said.

Gilder said there are plans to hold talks early next week on how the owners can best support players following the Supreme Court decision.

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