Former Alabama Running Back Speaks Out on Roe v. Wade Leak
Former Alabama running back Damien Harris spoke out against the recent leak from the Supreme Court concerning abortion rights in the country.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon, Harris quote tweeted the leak, saying "This is wrong."
Harris is one of the few athletes who has used his platform to speak out about the matter on either side of the debate.
Politico, a political news website, shared a leaked draft from the Supreme Court on Monday evening, stating that they plan to overturn the nearly 50-year old Roe v. Wade ruling which made abortion federally legal.
If overturned, the legality of abortion will be up to each state to make laws regarding the matter.
The Ky., native has been an advocate for recent human rights issues, including Black Lives Matter and safe COVID precautions in 2020.
The two-time national champion played for Alabama from 2015-18 before getting drafted by the New England Patriots at No. 87 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.
During his Tide tenure, Harris saw 477 rushing attempts for 3,070 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also picked up some receiving experience with 52 receptions for 407 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Harris has been open about his faith throughout his football career and has multiple bible verses throughout his social media accounts, including one located in his Twitter and Instagram biographies, Acts 20:24.
"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace."