Jameela Jamil Opened Up About Having an Abortion
And discussed why it was the "best decision" she's ever made.
Jameela Jamil is joining the fight against Georgia's new abortion law — by sharing her own experiences.
In a series of tweets on Monday night, the Good Place actress spoke out against the state's law on Twitter, writing, "This anti-abortion law in Georgia is so upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist."
She went on to share that she once had an abortion, and opened up about why it was "the best decision" she's ever made.
"I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made," she wrote. "Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel."
Jamil also clarified that her tweet wasn't meant to denigrate foster homes, writing, "I’m in awe of people who take in children in need of a family and a home: but if Georgia becomes inundated with children who are unwanted or unable to be cared for, it will be hard to find great fostering for them all."
Last week, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected — which can be as early as six weeks, before many women even know they're pregnant.
Since then, several Hollywood celebrities have protested the ban. Busy Philipps spoke out against the legislation on her show, Busy Tonight, by sharing her own experience with abortion, and several production companies have boycotted filming in Georgia.