Michelle Obama worries overturning Roe v. Wade will strip ‘womxn’ of their right to healthcare

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama raised eyebrows with her spelling of the word woman in a new Instagram post about the recent leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion.The leak, first reported by Politico, indicated that the court, in an opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito, was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Obama became the most recent prominent leader in the Democratic Party to release a statement on the court leak and what it may mean for American women.”State lawmakers will have the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare,” she wrote last weekend in one slide of a lengthy post.
Abortion rights activist rally at the Washington Monument before a march to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, May 14, 2022. (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images)
(JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images)The spelling of “womxn” has in recent years been used as an alternative because, according to some progressives, the word “woman” has problematic, patriarchal roots.”Democrats, don’t expect the Obamas to save you from weird woke terminology,” Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini quipped as he posted a screenshot of the slide.”Just asking a practical question here, how does one pronounce “womxn?” former CNN political commentator Doug Heye asked.NPR REPORTS HOW OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE IS A ‘SHARED PROJECT OF SUPREMACIST MOVEMENTS’In her larger message, Obama opined on how women may lose rights to make decisions about their own bodies.”It’s been a tough couple of weeks since we saw the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion,” she wrote. “If it comes to pass, we may soon live in a country where millions of women — not to mention our children and grandchildren — lose the right to make decisions about their bodies and their health. Even if we knew the courts were heading toward this day, it doesn’t make the frustration, grief, and fear any less real.
Former first lady Michelle Obama during “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” in Atlanta. Netflix says a documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled “Becoming” will premiere on its streaming service Wednesday. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
WASHINGTON POST COLUMNIST SAYS OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE IS A ‘9/11 ATTACK ON AMERICA’S SOCIAL FABRIC’”But we don’t have to stand idly by while others try to turn back the clock on progress,” she continued. “I’m so inspired by everyone out marching today. And I know that we’re going to see so many folks carrying this energy forward to the elections in November and in every election after that.”Obama completed her message by encouraging her followers to check their voter registration status.
Security fencing is in place outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, May 14, 2022, ahead of expected abortion right rallies later in the day. (Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLiberal pundits have similarly sounded the alarm on the controversial leak, with some making radical comparisons and predictions.MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell and former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder discussed the possibility of the overturning of Roe leading to the end of interracial marriage or even reversing the Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing racial segregation in schools. “The View” co-host Joy Behar suggested the court would next target gay marriage.MSNBC “The ReidOut” host Joy Reid suggested several other rulings in the wake of Roe.”That could apply to almost anything,” she said. “Contraception, same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, civil rights, integration, women’s rights to vote.”  

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