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Cubs: Marcus Stroman weighs in on Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling

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Even by the standards of today’s society, Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman is incredibly active and vocal on social media. He’s often posting about brands and causes he backs – and in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, he made it perfectly clear where he stands on the issue.

"“The strength of our women is unmatched. We must protect them all at costs. Unimaginable to see their rights taken away. Men should never be allowed to make laws about women’s bodies. Those of you who disagree need to realize you’re a direct part of the problem. Change is needed!”"

Stroman is the first year of a two-year deal with the Cubs that contains an option for 2024. Things have gotten off to a rocky start for the veteran, with multiple trips to the IL derailing his season to this point.

But regardless of what he’s done on the field, he’s upheld his longstanding reputation as a very vocal equal rights proponent. The Chicago Tribune‘s Meghan Montemurro has an outstanding piece on Stroman, detailing not only his response to the recent SCOTUS ruling, but his history of being outspoken as an MLB player who advocates for causes that tend to run opposite to the mindset and beliefs of the game’s old guard.

"“I was gutted when that decision came out,” Stroman said. “So, yeah, I’m siding with the females and the ones out there who truly believe that we should never be in the position to take away any types of rights from females … It’s their body, it’s their choice until the day I die. That’s how I’ll always believe.”"

Cubs: Marcus Stroman vocally supports women post-SCOTUS ruling

Too many men, not just in the game today, but in society, at large, have taken a silent approach in the days that have followed the ruling that is already leading to a curtailing of women’s healthcare rights across large swathes of the country.

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So while he may be sidelined, I, for one, am glad to see Stroman help push the game forward. These professional athletes have the platform to reach far more people than the typical individual and watching the Cubs hurler stand up of the the healthcare rights of women everywhere certainly made me respect him even more than I already did.