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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton lashes out at U.S. Supreme Court decision

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the national right to an abortion is to be scrapped, Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to criticise the decision.

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Lewis Hamilton has strongly criticised the United States Supreme Court over its ruling that the national right to an abortion will be scrapped.

The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no constitutional right to abortion in the United States, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade case from 1973.

Following the ruling, Hamilton took to his Instagram page to voice his displeasure at the outcome.

"Disgusted by the decision made by the Supreme Court in the US today," Hamilton posted.

"I don't understand why some in power pushed and continue to push to strip rights away from millions of people.

"This decision will impact the most vulnerable among us.

"Women, people of colour, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and so on."

Hamilton increasingly campaigning for social justice

Hamilton had previously waded into the abortion debate in May while in the United States for the Miami Grand Prix.

"I love being in the States," Hamilton had written on Instagram before that race.

"But I can't ignore what's going on right now and what some in the government are trying to do to the women who live here.

"Everyone should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies. We can't let that choice be taken away."

In recent years, Hamilton has become a vocal critic of social inequality, from being at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement, to campaigning for greater minority involvement within F1 itself.

During the 2020 season, Hamilton also wore a t-shirt calling for the arrest of the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations in Louisville, Kentucky.

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