Poker Community Responds to Roe v. Wade Ruling in United States

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Poker Community Responds to Roe v. Wade Ruling in United States
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28 Jun

The political climate in the United States is red hot right now following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, effectively transferring the responsibility for abortion rights to each of the 50 states.

The poker community being like it is, has not shied away from expressing views on this controversial topic mostly, it has to be said, with extreme loathing.


Fired Up

Poker pro and commentator Maria Ho is known for speaking out on social justice issues and was quick to tweet her feelings about what she described as a “devastating and horrifying reality.”

Danielle “Dmoongirl” Andersen was also upset over the ruling but is at least feeling positive about the future as the younger generation gains voting rights.

High-stakes crusher Dan Smith is well-known for his charity work and got straight on the case to help raise funds for abortionfunds.org, calling the current situation “scary times for America.”

Another top player unhappy with events was Justin Bonomo. The tournament legend criticised the American system calling it “stupid.”


A Personal Story

Farah Galfond shared a personal story to give her opinion on what can happen if women are denied access to abortion services. She wrote how she had a misscarriage at 13 weeks and the fetus was later diagnosed with a chromosome defect. She added that she would have had an abortion if this hadn’t happened.


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Mark from London in the UK is a professional cash game player, and part time journalist. A massive chess fan and perpetual traveller.Read more

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