Meghan Markle has revealed that she and Prince Harry had a 'guttural' reaction to the Roe v. Wade overturning on Friday.
- Meghan Markle has revealed that Prince Harry shared her 'guttural' reaction to the Roe v. Wade overturning on Friday, calling the Supreme Court's scrapping of the landmark US abortion bill 'a blueprint to reversing rights.'
- The Duchess of Sussex has now vowed to 'tackle' the issue, urging the public to 'channel that fear into action' by voting for pro-choice politicians in the November midterm elections.
- In other royal news, the Queen stuns crowds in sweet lavender outfit at surprise Scottish appearance - but wait until you see her brooch.
Meghan Markle has spoken out against the Roe v Wade overturning, calling the removal of the constitutional right to abortion "a blueprint for reversing rights."
Speaking in a new interview alongside US feminist journalist Gloria Steinem, the Duchess of Sussex condemned the Supreme Court's decision to reverse the 1973 landmark bill and promised to continue to 'tackle' the issue. She also shared Prince Harry's thoughts on Roe v Wade, revealing that the A-list couple talked about the overturning 'for days' after.
"This is having a very real impact on women’s bodies and lives starting now," she told Vogue's Jessica Yellin. "Women are already sharing stories of how their physical safety is being put in danger."
Several US states have already banned abortion following the Roe v. Wade overturning on June 24, with many more set to activate 'trigger laws' that will either forbid the medical procedure or severely restrict it in the next 30 days. The decision has led to an outpouring of indignation both nationally and globally, as fears grow for the future of reproductive rights for women, girls, and trans people in America.
The 40-year-old explained how the Roe v. Wade overturning will particularly target "women of color and especially Black women", warning that those without the resources to travel for an abortion "might attempt to give themselves on at tremendous risk" or purchase pills from "unregulated pharmacies."
"Others who are pregnant and find themselves in a medical emergency will be at the mercy of doctors and lawyers to determine if a procedure that is needed to save her life can even be done at all," she added.
The candid interview marks the first time that Meghan, a longtime advocate for gender equality, has publicly shared her pro-choice views.
"Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy," she said.
The duchess also revealed that Prince Harry, with whom she shares two young children, shares her progressive stance on the issue.
"His reaction last week was guttural, like mine," she said. "He's a feminist too."
"This is a blueprint for reversing rights. The ruling is a signal about the future of same-sex marriage, contraception access, and many fundamental rights to privacy. It feels like the tip of the iceberg and is part of why people feel so scared."
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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