Men need to be vocal says Meghan Markle, in light of Roe v Wade overturn

The Duchess of Sussex spoke about how the reversal of Roe v Wade is already affecting women's lives and bodies


                            Men need to be vocal says Meghan Markle, in light of Roe v Wade overturn
Meghan Markle condemns the SC's decision to overturn Roe v Wade (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool /Getty Images)
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Meghan Markle, who got criticized for not commenting on Roe v Wade, finally broke her silence as she spoke to Jessica Yellin, the award-winning journalist and founder of News Not Noise, along with author Gloria Steinem, for Vogue magazine. She expressed her disapproval regarding the Supreme Court's decision to ban abortion as she said, “We have to band together and not wallow.”

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Describing her reaction to the decision as "guttural," the 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex spoke about how the reversal of Roe v Wade is already affecting women's lives and bodies. She said in the conversation, " This is having a very real impact on women’s bodies and lives starting now. Women are already sharing stories of how their physical safety is being put in danger. Women with resources will travel to get an abortion, those without might attempt to give themselves one at tremendous risk. Some will have to source abortion 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. What does this tell women? It tells us that our physical safety doesn’t matter, and as a result that we don’t matter. But we do. Women matter."

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Further sharing her experience with motherhood, Meghan, mother to son, Archie, 3, and daughter, Lilibet, 1, said, "I think about how fortunate I felt to be able to have both of my children. I know what it feels like to have a connection to what is growing inside of your body. 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, which I’ve talked about publicly. 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,” expressed Meghan who suffered a miscarriage in 2020.

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During the interview, Meghan revealed her husband Prince Harry is a feminist who reacted "with anger" to the Supreme Court's decision while stressing how need to support reproductive rights. "Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large. They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us. My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too. His reaction last week was guttural, like mine. I know that for so many women right now, there is a sentiment of despair. But again, we have to band together and not wallow. We have to do the work."

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