Michelle Obama ‘heartbroken’ over Supreme Court’s ‘horrifying’ abortion ruling

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Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday said she was “heartbroken” by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, doing away with the constitutionally protected right to abortions.

In a statement, Obama said she was “heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies.”

“I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of the time before Roe was made law of the land — a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions,” Obama said.

“A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn’t want, and then abandoned them once their babies were born.”

The former first lady added she was “heartbroken” for the many people that this ruling will affect, such as teens who will be unable to finish school, mothers with nonviable pregnancies that will have to bring them to term and healthcare workers who cannot provide care without risking pe... (Read more)

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