Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday reacted with “horror” to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Breitbart News reports.
Obama did so in a statement that she released in which she claimed to be “heartbroken.”
“I am heartbroken today,” she began.
Continuing the false narrative
Obama, like many on the left, based her dissatisfaction with the court’s overruling of Roe on the false claim that the justices of the Supreme Court have taken away from Americans the ability to choose whether or not abortion ought to be legal.
“I am heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies,” Obama said.
Apparently, the former first lady didn’t bother taking a look at either the U.S. Constitution or what Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.
“Abortion presents a profound moral question,” he wrote. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”
Next level craziness
In much of the remainder of her statement, Obama went on to suggest consequences that could follow from the overturning of Roe.
“We may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land— a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions,” she wrote. “This is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now here we are again.”
Obama, after absurdly suggesting that the “zest and promise” of teenage girls could be ruined because the “state controls her reproductive decision,” went on to call for action.
“This horrifying decision will have devastating consequences, and it must be a wake-up call, especially to the young people who will bear its burden,” Obama wrote. “I know this is not the future you chose for your generation – but if you give up now, you will inherit a country that does not resemble you or any of the values you believe in.”
“We have so much left to push for, to rally for, to speak for – and I know we can do this together,” Obama concluded.