- The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week
- The decision deprives many American women of abortion rights
- Duchess Meghan shared her opinion in a new interview
For nearly half a century, there was a federal regulation on the right to abortion in the United States. A few days ago, the Supreme Court overturned it.
Now Duchess Meghan is commenting on the decision. In an interview, which appeared in Vogue on Tuesday, she describes her view and becomes emotional.
Meghan Markle opens up in abortion rights talk
"I know what it feels like to have a connection to what is growing inside of your body," says Duchess Meghan. "What happens with our bodies is so deeply personal, which can also lead to silence and stigma, even though so many of us deal with personal health crises."
"I know what miscarrying feels like," she adds. "The more that we normalize conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies, the more people are going to understand how necessary it is to have protections in place."
Prince Harry's wife is the mother of two children, son Archie and daughter Lilibet Diana. It is important to her that women's health is discussed openly. Before her daughter was born, Meghan suffered a miscarriage and went public with this tragic loss.
"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few," Meghan wrote in 2020 with The New York Times.
In her Vogue interview, she criticizes the Supreme Court's decision. "Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy," Meghan says, adding that Prince Harry agrees with her.
She continues: "Frankly, whether it's a woman being put in an unthinkable situation, a woman not ready to start a family, or even a couple who deserve to plan their family in a way that makes the most sense for them, it's about having a choice...
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