This is a major change for the United States. Indeed, the Supreme Court revoked the right to abortion. There is talk of the revocation of a decree dating from 1973 giving the right to abortion to all women in the United States. Faced with a major and brutal change, Michelle Obama expressed herself on Instagram, this June 24, 2022. It was in a 3-page text that she shared her thoughts.
First, she expresses her sadness at this decision. “I am heartbroken today. I am heartbroken for the people of this country who have just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies,” she began. “I am heartbroken that we may be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time when Roe was not yet the law of the land – a time when women risked losing their lives by illegal abortion,” she added. “That’s what our mothers, our grandmothers and our great-grandmothers went through, and here we are again”, still according to her.
Michelle Obama calls for action
Barack Obama’s wife didn’t just share his thoughts. In her letter, she also called for action. “If you’re like me and want to get started now, I encourage you to turn your frustration and anger into action by getting involved,” Sasha Obama’s mother shared. “Organizations like Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women, among many others, have resources you can turn to if you want to help others or if you need help yourself,” the woman adds. of the former President of the United States. She concludes her letter with “We have so much left to advance, to rally, to defend, and I know that we can do it together”.
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