Meghan Markle says Prince Harry’s reaction to Roe v Wade was ‘guttural’ and urges men to be ‘more vocal’ on Supreme Court ruling

Meghan Markle has urged men to be “more vocal” with their anger at the US Supreme Court following its decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, the precedent which made legal access to abortion a constitutional right.

This change in US legislation means at least 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion, according to an analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, and will lead to the closure of over 200 clinics. 

And the Duchess of Sussex has now spoken about the need for men to fight to protect abortion rights alongside women, recalling her “feminist” husband Prince Harry’s “guttural” reaction to the news.

Talking to author and activist Gloria Steinem and journalist Jessica Yellin in a conversation with Vogue, Meghan 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.”

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

Detailing Harry’s response to the recent ruling that wipes away’s women’s right to abortion, Meghan said: “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.”

Speaking of her decision to talk about her own miscarriage in November 2020, the former Suits star said it was important to “normalise conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies”, adding: “This is about women’s physical safety.”

“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.”

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