AEW’s CM Punk sends message of support for abortion rights

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For the second time in a row, All Elite Wrestling’s weekly flagship television show, Dynamitetook place in Texas, CM Punk possibly the company’s biggest starwore a t-shirt to support abortion rights.

The repeated dressing on Wednesday night drew more attention, two weeks after a draft opinion from the US Supreme Court emerged. would overturn Roe v. Wade. As he walked out on stage and down the entrance ramp in Houston last night, Punk’s t-shirt read: “The right to abortion is a human right!

Last December’s show, held in the Dallas area, had Punk wearing a T-shirt with a diagram of the female reproductive system with the phrase “Get yours then tell him what to do” underneath. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has sought to repeal abortion laws throughout his career in public office, with a slew of pro-life legislation since the US Supreme Court won a majority Conservative in 2018.

Punk has been one of the few male athletes to acknowledge the issue in any way. Lewis Hamilton spoke on the subject ahead of the first Formula One United States Grand Prix earlier this month. Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels and current Patriots running back Damien Harris tweeted about it two weeks ago. Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle was seen among protesters outside the Supreme Court in the days after the draft was leaked.

Dozens of female athletes have publicly criticized the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade, including some notable WNBA stars like Brianna Turner and Napheesa Collier. The Official Twitter account of the WNBA He also posted about the decision, criticizing any overturning.

Punk understands his platform as arguably the most recognizable star for the upstart AEW, which began airing weekly national television shows less than three years ago. His old nickname of being “The Voice of the Voiceless” now takes on a whole new meaning.

Instead of trying to amplify the voices of pro wrestling fans who want new superstars placed in high-profile roles on the show, Punk is using his reach to speak out about the injustice of controlling women’s bodies. Punk, who will star in AEW’s biggest annual event, Double or nothingat the end of this month, he is far from the only voice criticizing politicians who support the annulment of Roe v. Wade. You also know that your personal megaphone makes a difference. Don’t wait for them to finish their statements.

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