“To have overcome a broken system as triumphantly as she has— yet wish death for other kids because they may face foster care is beyond fathoming,” said Rose.
“Our modern mindset is so broken and cruel,” added Rose. “Foster care and adoption can be broken, so let’s support killing off would-be adoptees before birth.”
Since winning four gold medals and a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Biles publicly identified herself as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
Since then, she has worked to change the structures of USA Gymnastics in order to create a safer and healthier training environment for other gymnasts. She also advocated for other survivors of sexual abuse. At the 2018 U.S. National Championships, Biles competed in a teal leotard - the color of sexual abuse awareness.
She is the last known Nassar survivor who is still actively competing in gymnastics. Biles told Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today in April that she felt “called by God” to continue gymnastics, even when she wanted to quit following the pandemic-related delay of the 2020 Olympics.
Biles won a silver and bronze medal in Tokyo after battling mental health issues and “the twisties,” a loss of muscle memory that sidelined her from four events.
Christine Rousselle is a former DC Correspondent for Catholic News Agency. Prior to working at CNA, she was the managing web editor of Townhall.com; she has a BA in political science from Providence College.