The Duchess of Sussex, 40, hit out at the move by the US Supreme Court last week to end constitutional protections for abortion by overturning the landmark Roe v Wade ruling. Meghan urged people to make their voices heard by voting and hinted she may travel to Washington DC to protest against the controversial decision.
But Republicans have blasted the Duchess, who is living in California with Prince Harry after quitting royal duties, over her intervention.
Republican Lisa McClain said: “This is just another attempt from the ex-royals to insert their British drama in American politics.
“I don’t think anyone on this side of the pond cares for Meghan Markle’s opinion on killing babies.
“However, I think her running for President would be a great episode for The Crown.”
Fellow Republican Buddy Carter added: “I think Americans made it pretty clear in 1776 that they don’t want members of the British Royal Family making decisions for them.”
Meghan spoke out against the US abortion ruling in a conversation with American feminist activist Gloria Steinem and journalist Jessica Yellin published in Vogue.
The Duchess said she and “feminist” Harry had a “guttural” reaction to the move.
Meghan said: “What does this tell women?”
“My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too.
“His reaction last week was guttural, like mine.
“I know that for so many women right now, there is a sentiment of despair.
“But, again, we have to band together and not wallow. We have to do the work.”
Meghan also urged people to vote in the upcoming US midterm elections.
She said: “We have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterms.
“I know hearing that feels so repetitive, but we have to vote, every time, from local elections to state and national elections.”
And the former actress hinted that a trip to Washington DC could be on the cards with Ms Steinem.
She said: “Well, Gloria, it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to DC together soon.”
Meghan previously sparked accusations she was wading into politics when she lobbied Republican politicians over paid family leave.
It comes amid ongoing speculation she could one day run for US President.