Meghan Markle hints at political ambitions branding Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision ‘a blueprint for reversing rights’


MEGHAN Markle appears to have hinted on her political ambitions as she branded the Roe v Wade decision as a blueprint for reversing rights.

The Duchess of Sussex’s intervention comes just days after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling, eliminating almost 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion.

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Meghan Markle said was ‘guttural’ after Roe v Wade was overturnedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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Meghan revealed Prince Harry is a ‘feminist’Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The 5-4 decision leaves the issue of abortion up to state legislators, which may result in a total ban on the procedure in about half of the states.

In an interview with Vogue, Meghan, 40, told Gloria Steinem that the ruling is a “blueprint for reversing rights”.

She added: “It feels like the tip of the iceberg and is part of why people feel so scared.”

Meghan said she’s willing to march to Washington DC and urged men to be “vocal” with their anger.

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She said: “My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too.

And his reaction last week was guttural, like mine. I know that for so many women right now, there is a sentiment of despair.

“We have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterms. We have to vote, every time.

Meghan said she feels fortunate that she had both of her children.

She said: “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.

“The more that we normalize [the] about the things that affect our lives and bodies, the more people are going to understand how necessary it has to have protections in place.”

Friday’s ruling has left the US divided as pro-life and pro-choice supporters took to the streets.

Pro-choice surrounding the Arizona Capitol forcing lawmakers to huddle in a basement after the state triggered a ban on terminations.

SWAT team members with the Department of Public Safety fired tear gas from the second floor of the old Capitol building to disperse protesters

Abortion will likely become illegal or severely restricted in 26 states after the Supreme Court’s judgment.

President Biden proclaimed that “women’s lives are at risk” as he addressed the nation.

He branded the court’s ruling “a tragic error and cruel”, claiming that it has sent America back 150 years.

He said: “The Supreme Court expressly took away a Constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized

“They simply took it away. That’s never been done to a right that is so important to so many Americans.

“It’s a sad day for the court and the country. Women have the power to control their destiny. With Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and life of women in this nation are now at risk.”

‘A SLAP IN THE FACE’

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held back tears as she branded the court’s decision a “slap in the face to women.”

She said: “There’s no point in saying good morning because it certainly is not one.”

“What this means to women is such an insult. It’s a slap to women about using their own judgment to make their own decisions about their reproductive freedom.

“I always have said that the termination of a pregnancy is just their opening act, it’s just their front game.

“Behind it, and for years, I have seen in this Congress opposition to any family planning, domestic or global, when we have had those discussions or debates and those votes on the floor of the House.”

She continued: “This is deadly serious, but we’re not going to let this pass. A woman’s right to choose, reproductive freedom, is on the ballot in November.”

Pelosi swiped at former President Donald Trump and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming the Supreme Court had “achieved the GOP’s dark and extreme goal”.

Associate Justice Samuel Alito branded Roe “egregiously wrong from the start”.

He said the Constitution “does not confer a right to abortion,” declaring that the decision should ultimately be left to the state to regulate.

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Alito was joined in his opinion by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

The Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi law that bans all abortions past 15 weeks, with very few medical exemptions.

Protesters took to the streets of New York City as they reacted to the ruling

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Protesters took to the streets of New York City as they reacted to the rulingCredit: EPA
Cops wearing riot gear surrounded the Arizona Capitol as protesters demonstrated against the Roe v Wade ruling

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Cops wearing riot gear surrounded the Arizona Capitol as protesters demonstrated against the Roe v Wade rulingCredit: AP

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