Sir Lewis Hamilton has taken to social media to speak out against the decision from the United States Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade case.
The 1973 decision was a famous case in that it gave women the freedom to choose that they do with their bodies, and whether they want to keep a foetus after it has been conceived.
‘Pro-life’ campaigners, who also push for United States citizens to have guns – there have been nearly 300 mass shootings in America this year alone – argued that women should not have the choice to prevent their child from being born, despite the fact that some women conceive through rape and/or incest.
It puts women’s rights in the hands of many state governments, and President Joe Biden has described the decision as a “sad day,” and blamed previous president Donald Trump’s “extreme ideology” for the “cruel” supreme court ruling.
Hamilton previously spoke out against the proposed ruling ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, emphasising a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body.
“I love being in the States,” he wrote on Instagram ahead of that weekend.
“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.”
Now, the 37-year-old has criticised the supreme court justices for striving to take the rights of over 30 million American women away from them.
“Disgusted by the decision made by the Supreme Court in the US today,” he said on his Instagram story.
“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.”
There are now only 16 states and the District of Columbia that protect women’s right to an abortion.