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NAACP urges free agents to avoid Texas citing abortion, voting laws

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(Reuters) – Civil rights group the NAACP called on free agents in five major North American professional sports leagues not to sign contracts with Texas-based teams on Thursday, citing restrictions to voting and abortion rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the near-total ban on abortion in Texas, while Republican Governor Greg Abbott last month signed into law voting restrictions that critics said will make it harder for Black and Hispanic voters to cast ballots. The NAACP cited those issues among its concerns in a letter sent to players associations in Major Leagu…

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