Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t right here for assaults on abortion entry in the US.
At a current United Nations engagement, the Duke of Sussex spoke out in opposition to the Supreme Court docket’s devastating June determination to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide for practically 50 years. He described its reversal as a “world assault on democracy and freedom.”
“This has been a painful yr in a painful decade,” he added, citing every little thing from the rolling again of constitutional rights within the U.S. to the continuing world COVID-19 pandemic. He additionally paid tribute to his late mom, the beloved Princess Diana, and pioneering South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.
Prince Harry’s stance on abortion rights ought to come as no shock to these acquainted with his spouse, Meghan Markle, who views him as a “feminist” and has mentioned they share the same view of the world. The American-born Duchess of Sussex, who has lived in California along with her husband and their two youngsters since 2020, has additionally spoken publicly in regards to the “ache and grief” of experiencing a miscarriage.
“I do know what it feels prefer to have a connection to what’s rising within your physique,” Markle informed Vogue within the speedy aftermath of Roe’s reversal. “What occurs with our our bodies is so deeply private, which may additionally result in silence and stigma, though so many people cope with private well being crises. I do know what miscarrying seems like, which I’ve talked about publicly. The extra that we normalize dialog in regards to the issues that have an effect on our lives and our bodies, the extra individuals are going to grasp how crucial it’s to have protections in place.”
She went on to debate the elevated threat of hazard for pregnant individuals within the 13 U.S. states which have already banned or severely restricted abortions. Black girls and girls of coloration like Markle, who’s biracial, will likely be “most impacted by these choices as a result of most of us don’t have the identical entry to well being care, financial alternative, psychological well being sources…the checklist goes on,” she defined.
“No person ought to be pressured to decide they don’t wish to make, or is unsafe, or places their very own life in jeopardy,” the Duchess added.
Royals — they are surely identical to us!
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