By Micaiah Bilger
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A USA Gymnastics leader described the killing unborn babies in abortions as a “value” Wednesday while announcing plans to boycott pro-life states.

Speaking with the Associated Press, USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung said her organization plans to avoid states with abortion restrictions and bans when considering where to host future events.

“We want to be able to align with cities and locations that are also aligned with our value system,” Leung said.

She criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, telling the AP that the June ruling “took away” from USA Gymnastics’ values.

“We are about empowerment. We are about choice. We are about agency,” Leung said.

The AP connected her comments to the organization’s national championships in Tampa, Florida earlier this year. Soon after the event, Florida lawmakers passed legislation to prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The pro-life law is expected to save thousands of unborn babies from abortions every year.

The law is in line with public opinion and most of the rest of the world’s abortion laws, but Leung’s comments suggest USA Gymnastics opposes even modest limits on abortion.

According to its website, USA Gymnastics “is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on the safety and well-being of their athletes, the organization’s highest priority.”

But Leung just confirmed that it supports aborting future athletes before they are born.

Under Roe, more than 63 million unborn babies were aborted in the United States. The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth. Now, because of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again, and more than a dozen already have done so.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates approximately 115,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in effect.

ACTION ALERT: Please complain about this pro-abortion policy by going to USA Gymnastics.