By Jonathon Van Maren
Like most of you, I thought the controversy over whether or not Olympian Simone Biles should have bowed out of the gymnastics event was ridiculous. I thought Charlie Kirk was a jackass for calling her a “sociopath;” I thought Robert P. George was correct in reminding people to treat a young woman with kindness and respect. Not everything needs to be a culture war.
That said, I was disappointed to see Simone Biles — who purports to be Catholic — come out as pro-abortion. After asking for “unpopular opinions” from her Instagram followers on Monday, the gymnastics superstar responded to someone who wrote “abortion is wrong” by disagreeing with her.
“I already know this is going to star the biggest argument & may even lose followers BUT I’m very much pro-choice,” Biles responded. “Your body. your choice. Also for everyone gonna say ‘just put it up for adoption’ it’s not that easy & coming from someone who was in the foster care system TRUST me foster care system is broken & it’s TOUGH especially on the kids & young adults who age out & adoption is expensive…im just saying.”
One person responded by tweeting: “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.”