Meghan Markle has called for political retaliation against the Supreme Court for its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, claiming that her “feminist” husband Harry was outraged by the decision.
After the US Supreme Court overturned the 1970s Roe v. Wade decision that the right to abortion was guaranteed by the US Constitution, the spouse of absconding British royal Prince Harry, has sworn to fight for abortion rights in the US.
The former actress, who vowed to fight for the restoration of widespread access to facilities allowing women to end pregnancies, also complimented her husband’s efforts, whom she said was angered by the choice.
“…his reaction last week was guttural, like mine,” Meghan said in a Vogue magazine interview about Prince Harry’s reaction to the ruling, whom she also described as a “feminist.”
Meghan went on to demand that the United States respond to the ruling politically, including by voting in the upcoming midterm elections.
“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,” she said.
“We have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterms. I know hearing that feels so repetitive, but we have to vote, every time, from local elections to state and national elections.”
Meghan and Harry, two of the most prominent Britons to speak out against the Roe v. Wade decision, join other political figures from the United Kingdom in condemning the decision, which has left abortion up to state legislatures.
Despite leading the so-called Conservative Party, the country’s current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reaffirmed his commitment to abortion access in the UK following the ruling.
“I have always believed in a woman’s right to choose and I stick to that view, that’s why the UK has the laws that it does,” Boris Johnson reportedly said, with recent statistics also showing that the number of abortions in England and Wales reached an all-time high in 2021.
Not to be outdone by a rival who is supposed to be to his political right, the leader of Britain’s openly leftist Labour party went a step further by condemning the Supreme Court’s abortion decision.
“Today’s devastating Supreme Court decision is a massive setback for women’s rights in the United States of America,” Starmer reportedly said, before claiming that abortion was what he called a “fundamental human right.”