“Women Of America, Hear Me Out. Sex Strike?” | Celtics’ Al Horford’s Sister Anna Calls For Sex Strike Amid Roe v. Wade Controversy

Boston Celtics’ forward/center Al Horford’s sister Anna, called on the women of America to go on sex a strike. The tweet came after the majority opinion draft from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito detailing the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked. Anna Horford is somewhat of a Twitter celebrity and is often doing too much, but she’s not wrong and well within her rights on this one.

Overturning Roe v. Wade will negatively impact women and their families all across the country. The health of pregnant women will worsen and deaths will increase. People of color and people living in poverty will be impacted worse, as is often the case in health outcomes.

Banning abortions also won’t decrease the number of abortions, but instead increase the amount of unsafe abortions, according to Human Rights Watch.

Fundamentally, it does not allow a woman to have autonomy over her own body.

Child marriage is legal in 44 states, nine states have no minimum age for marriage. Between 2000 and 2018, 23,588 children married in California alone. 

Why does that matter?

Some child victims of rape and sexual assault are forced to marry their rapists and abusers. If abortion is restricted the number of child marriages will likely grow.

As the sister of an NBA player on one of the league’s marquee franchises, Anna Horford has a voice. Using her platform for something she believes in and that most of the county believes in is a good thing.

According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

Anna is usually on Twitter getting into it with opposing fan bases, supporting her brother Al and the Celtics, or trolling. But she does speak out about issues that matter too.

The Celtics faced an elimination game in Milwaukee on Friday night after blowing a 14-point lead at home in the fourth quarter. The Bucks’ defense down the stretch was outstanding and Jrue Holiday had the two biggest defensive plays of the game, a block and a steal on Marcus Smart.

Following Wednesday’s tough loss, Anna told Celtics fans not to panic and that brother Al has been in these situations before.

“One thing Al’s not gonna do is panic. He’s been here before. He’s played an insane amount of playoff games,” she Tweeted. “So many of our guys are capable, but I hope the Cs will trust in him in future big moments.”

The Celtics don’t need to panic. They’ve proved again Friday night that they can win on the road in Milwaukee. Throughout the majority of this series they have outplayed the Bucks. They need to stick to what has gotten them big leads and eliminate the mental mistakes late, and the tendency to get stagnant offensively late.

Easier said than done when you’re exhausted at the end of a physical playoff game.

No doubt fans of the Celtics are hoping for more big-time Horford moments. Like his look after Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked on him in Game 4.

Anna tweeted about that and said that’s when the Bucks “f*cked up.”

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