Actress Jameela Jamil said abortion was the “best decision” she ever made in a tweet thread slamming Georgia’s “fetal heartbeat” bill.
“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made,” Ms. Jamil, a star on NBC’s “The Good Place,” tweeted to her 809,000 followers. “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.”
The British actress was referring to HB 481, the new Georgia law that outlaws abortion after about six weeks, or once a fetal heartbeat is detectable. She said the law, which was signed on Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, demonstrates a “hatred of women.”
“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,” Ms. Jamil wrote.
“The anti-abortion law is also especially targeted at those without the means/ability to move state,” she added. “Women who are marginalized, poor or disabled will, as ever, be the ones to suffer the most. The wealthy will have so much more freedom.”
HB 481 has sparked a Hollywood boycott against Atlanta, where many films are produced. Actress Busy Phillips recently came out against the bill by revealing that she had an abortion when she was 15.
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