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Friday, 28 April 2017

Anti-abortion advocate calls for Serena Williams to be stripped of grand slam title, claiming her pregnancy meant two people were playing, not one

An Australian politician is calling for Serena Williams to be stripped of the grand slam title she recently won while pregnant because, according to him, the fetus is a person and as such counts as a double partner.

Claiming "foetal personhood", Rev. Fred Nile MP, said Serena playing tennis with another living being in her body meant she was unfairly advantaged. 
 
"She was playing doubles in a singles tournament!" Nile screamed at the ‘Day of the Unborn Child’ protest.

"I believe that ‘life at conception’ should be the law, and that clearly means two people won the Grand Slam. That’s clearly against the rules!"

A lot of people did not agree with Nile’s view that pregnancy is a sporting advantage and argued that his statement shows his ignorance to the realities facing those who are pregnant.

"Serena Williams was in control of her own body during the Grand Slam tournament, and as such has the right to her title, and the right, always, to bodily autonomy", said Immy Grantson, an outspoken activist campaigning for progress on women’s issues.

"Williams, like all people, has the right to choose what she does with her body: whether that be powerful backhands, and/or be pregnant", said Grantson.

This comes at a crucial time in New South Wales legislation. Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi’s End12 Campaign hopes to make it legal for world class athletes to choose whether or not they are pregnant.

38 comments:

Faith Ogaga's (SIM-MATES ACCESSORIES) said...

The man no get work !!!

hrm paul said...

This man is a bastard does a baby swing bat stupid retard playing with pregnancy is a big disadvantage to her it slows her down she won't want to exert herself stupid man.

Anonymous said...

These people are crazy!!!

Monemi said...

open n shut case. no case at all

Faith Akpomedaye said...

Who is dis one? Like abeg abeg abeg shift for one corner

Vivian Reginalds said...

inukwa ndi nzuzu!!!
LWKM...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

This is madness and jealousy of the highest order.

GbolaMedia said...

Lol.... So she wan abort her pregnancy? Anyway, it is "foetus" not "fetus"

CeeBee said...

unbelievable how stupid people are willing to sound just for some cheap publicity. ignorance men!!!!!!!!!!!!! Real illness.

Anonymous said...

Is this dude for real dude

Anonymous said...

That's juvenile sir, if anything, it will drag her game down depending on which trimester of pregnancy she's on. I don't think the fetus will give her added advantage. Matter of fact, an American Olympian volleyball player won a gold medal with her beach volleyball team player while she was pregnant. People were concern not because her so called advantage, but for the safety of the unborn child. If that was his argument then it's different.

Boukie Oluranti said...

I OPPOSE THE REV STATEMENT.SHE HAS A RIGHT TO HER BODY.

Anonymous said...

Jobless and envious people everywhere you go.

done driella said...

EWU

livingstone chibuike said...

jealousy everywhere

Agbomen said...

Crazy stuff!! Playing doubles in a singles tournament. Na wa!

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************Lolol.... Look at diz pipo oo***** itizorit

Riola Schwartz said...

what is wrong with these people ...... free her abegi

Idy CaBaSa said...

See Gobe......naah real waa

okafor richard said...

Mad people everywhr

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Lol! Oyibo ooo

Long live LIB

Carina K Jacob said...

Just laughing at his stupidity!
Bad belle people everywhere you go!

Oghenetega said...

Are dat Daft to read and understand. ?
Mumusco

Okogba said...

He has his head up his ass

Enaregha Grant said...

Is the guy so stupid? Na wa or some people o

caroline said...

The man is simply jealous of her grand achievement and I tell u dere is nothing d he can do

Maryam Usman's blog said...

Lols...Let me try and explain this from a professional point of view. As a female athlete you are not expected to compete with pregnancy because a pregnant woman's hormonal level is not as normal as the other athlete that is not nt preg.normally as a lady you have only progesterone but at that time she has some traces of testosterone in her which is prohibited according to anti doping rule...My two cents tho😂

Anonymous said...

Ode! She deserve double award playing such a tedious game she could have lost the baby but she's a strong woman. The baby was a big disadvantage not advantage mumu ask your mother.

Anonymous said...

Ode! She deserve double award playing such a tedious game she could have lost the baby but she's a strong woman. The baby was a big disadvantage not advantage mumu ask your mother.

Unknown said...

He was just trying to create awareness on the evil act termed abortion.

JERRY OLOROGUN said...

BAD BELLE GONE BAD

nnamdi agbo said...

Just creating awareness on the wicked act termed abortion

Mayreeh M said...

All these oyibo people no get sense before na....

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Beef everywhere

Anonymous said...

That is misrepresentation of intention. The case should have being juvenile delinquency. The act is capable of harming her unborn child.
God has blessed you, why not take a break just to save ur unborn innocent child. Imagine a gift from God that no money can buy for you.

Anonymous said...

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read.

OGABOSS said...

Thank you maryam usman for your professional explanation, there is more to life than just cussing people out

Omolewa said...

Oshi, rada rada.

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