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Meghan Markle Says Men Need To Be 'More Vocal' Following Roe V Wade Ruling

Meghan Markle Says Men Need To Be 'More Vocal' Following Roe V Wade Ruling

The former Suits actor spoke out against the decision of the Supreme Court

Meghan Markle has weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision to ban abortion for millions of American women through the overturning of Roe v Wade.

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, opened up about her anger at the ruling on Friday (24 June) in an interview with Vogue magazine.

She also revealed that her husband, Prince Harry, was angry at the decision of the Supreme Court, describing the Prince as a 'feminist'.

Markle said: "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."

Meghan and Harry.

"His reaction last week was guttural, like mine," the former Suits star continued.

"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."

Markle then elaborated on why she believes the decision of the Supreme Court on the 1973 ruling should be challenged.

"This is about women's physical safety," she said. 

"It's also about economic justice, individual autonomy, and who we are as a society. Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy."

The Duchess said that she wanted to 'normalise [the] conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies'.

A person protesting after Roe v Wade was overturned.

This comes after she revealed she miscarried her second child in November 2020 in an article for the New York Times.

Markle said the experience began with a 'sharp cramp' while she was looking after her son Archie, who was born in 2019.

"I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right," she wrote.

"Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears.

"Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we'd heal."

The former actor went on to give birth to her second child, Lilibet, in June 2021.

Following the overturning of Roe v Wade, 15 states are expected to have banned abortion by August 2022 and more are anticipated as following suit.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, News