As the Supreme Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade continues to loom in the air, actress Taraji P. Henson partners with Planned Parenthood to release a video on abortion.
In the video titled, “How to Talk About Abortion”, Henson shares informational breakdowns of abortions. A few weeks ago, the news broke when Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s 98-page draft to overturn the original decision was leaked.
“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.
She went on and said, “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 percent 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 also speaks on the misinformation about abortions. “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. 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.”
Planned Parenthood took to Twitter to share that nearly one in four women will have an abortion in their lifetime. They also said, “The court is prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion and meanwhile, anti-abortion groups and politicians are gearing up for a nationwide ban.” See the tweet below.
The court is prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion — and meanwhile, anti-abortion groups and politicians are gearing up for a nationwide ban.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) May 3, 2022
The Supreme Court is set to make its final decision on Roe v Wade in the coming months.