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Crowd Left Cheering Over 11-Year-Old Girl’s Roe V Wade Speech

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Crowd Left Cheering Over 11-Year-Old Girl’s Roe V Wade Speech

Roe V Wade was controversially overturned on 24 June by the Supreme Court, effectively banning abortion for millions of American women.

This has inspired many people around the world to speak out in favour of a person's right to chose, including this 11-year-old girl whose pro-choice speech left a crowd in Ohio cheering. Watch below:


Aubrey Johnson, 11, from Lancaster Ohio, US can be seen moving into the middle of the crowd in footage of the speech, carrying a megaphone, along with a sign that reads: "Let's hope my young body doesn't get raped."


"Speak from your heart baby," said her mum Misty Johnson.

"What happens if I get raped?" she asked the crowd. "What happens then? What if I don't know what to do? What if I can't get an abortion and I was raped?

"Do you know what I'd do with the baby? I am too young. What if I get raped? I can't have an abortion."

"You can't even drive!" shouted a member of the crowd.


"Yeah," Aubery replied. "Exactly."

"[If I get pregnant], it's going to starve. It's going to die."

Aubery then began to tear up, but her supportive mum encouraged her and shouted: "We love you."

She then wiped her tears as the crowd cheered before the video ended.


However, it's not just young women who are speaking out in defence of their bodily autonomy, so too are many famous faces, including Meghan Markle, who encouraged men to speak up too.

Harry and Meghan at Cardiff Castle. Credit: Alamy / PA Images
Harry and Meghan at Cardiff Castle. Credit: Alamy / PA Images

The Duchess of Sussex vocalised her anger in an interview with Vogue magazine.

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 [Prince Harry] 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," 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."


She then referenced the instances where the failure to have a termination would put a woman's physical safety in danger - such as an ectopic pregnancy.

"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."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Sex and Relationships

Emma Guinness
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