Michelle Obama worries overturning Roe v. Wade will strip ‘womxn’ of their right to health care

In a new Instagram post about the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, former First Lady Michelle Obama raised eyebrows with her spelling of the word woman.

The leak, first published by Politico, indicated that the court was prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion statewide, in an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. Obama is the most recent senior Democratic Party leader to issue a statement regarding the judicial leak and its implications for American women.

“State lawmakers will have the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare,” she wrote in a lengthy slide last weekend.

Because some progressives believe the word “woman” has negative, patriarchal roots, the spelling “womxn” has been used as an alternative in recent years.

Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini quipped, “Democrats, don’t expect the Obamas to save you from weird woke terminology.”

Doug Heye, a former CNN political commentator, stated, “Just asking a practical question here, how does one pronounce “womxn?”

Obama spoke about how women’s rights to make decisions about their bodies may be eroded in her larger message.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks since we saw the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion,” she wrote.

“If it comes to pass, we may soon live in a country where millions of women — not to mention our children and grandchildren — lose the right to make decisions about their bodies and their health. Even if we knew the courts were heading toward this day, it doesn’t make the frustration, grief, and fear any less real.” She added.

“But we don’t have to stand idly by while others try to turn back the clock on progress,” she continued. “I’m so inspired by everyone out marching today. And I know that we’re going to see so many folks carrying this energy forward to the elections in November and in every election after that.”

Obama ended her speech by urging her supporters to double-check their voter registration status.