Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson has weighed in on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft of their decision to possibly overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
In a new video, Henson teams up with Planned Parenthood to release a powerful video titled “How to Talk About Abortion.”
“If you’re anything like me, you don’t want politicians all up in your uterus deciding what you can and cannot do with our bodies and making decisions about our families for us,” Henson said in the video released this week.
“Let’s say you know someone who doesn’t see this as a fundamental right. Someone who’s not sure how they feel about abortion. Just hit ’em with some facts. Like 80% of people want abortion to be safe and to be legal… so why does a small group of loud, judgy people get to decide what we do with our damn bodies?” Henson continued.
According to the leaked draft, Justice Samuel Alito penned that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
If overturned, abortion would be illegal nationwide.
The report said that Alito, along with Justice Clarence Thomas and Trump-backed Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, had already voted to overturn the decision.
Henson says that it’s important we talk about abortion to help eliminate the stigma.
“If you’re with your girlfriends, there’s a good chance that one of y’all has had an abortion. And we gotta talk about this,” she urged. “There’s way too much shame and stigma around abortion and I’m over it. Real facts. We all deserve to own our own bodies and decide the course of our own lives.”