Jemele Hill says anti-choice legislation is about criminalizing people for making their own decisions, not just about protecting the unborn.
“The thing is, I understand there are a lot of people who are pro-life, and want to protect—they want to protect the unborn. But what concerns me most about seeing some of these bills in Georgia, in Alabama, Missouri, is that there’s a level of cruelty to them that is not just about protecting the unborn, it’s also about criminalizing women who are making decisions that are best for their bodies and best for their lives,” she said.
Hill says that the people making these laws and bans do not represent or understand the individuals that will be affected by it and don’t understand sexual assault. They also don’t understand how a women’s reproductive system actually works.
“And so to see a lot of white male faces making decisions for other people that don’t look like them, making decisions for other people that don’t look like them, there’s something about that that just feels inherently wrong,” she said.
Hill thinks that it’s “very important and crucial” that men join the discussion and champion other women and that women don’t sabotage other women.