Miss USA Cheslie Kryst believes we need more women weighing in on reproductive bills across the U.S.
“What’s important to me when we’re deciding whether or not abortion should continue to be legal across these United States is that we have women making some of those decisions,” she said. “What is unfortunate to see is that across this nation there have been legislators and there have been governors to be making these decisions and signing bills without women around them, without getting meaningful feedback from women.”
Kryst says her national title isn’t linked to politics, but she will always be an advocate for more women to lead and be included in important political conversations. She also says she so surprised to see that some legislators don’t understand any actual medical and personal logistics attached to abortion repeal.
“Wearing the Miss USA sash reminds me that I represent people all across the nation,” she said. “That includes people who are Democrats, that includes people who are Republicans, that includes people who are Black, that includes people who are white, and Hispanic, and Asian, everybody. Whether they support abortion or whether they don’t, we need more female leadership adding to the conversation.”