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Jameela Jamil Reveals Having An Abortion Was 'Best Decision' She Ever Made

Jameela Jamil Reveals Having An Abortion Was 'Best Decision' She Ever Made

Jameela Jamil says having an abortion was 'the best decision she has ever made'.

The Good Place star made the revelation on Twitter in response to Georgia's controversial new 'Fetal Heartbeat' bill, which would make abortion in the state illegal past the six week mark.

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"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 [them] to carry the baby of their rapist," Jameela wrote.


The 33-year-old added: "I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. 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."

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The women's rights activist added: "This isn't any diss at ALL to foster homes. 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.

"The anti-abortion law is also especially targeted at those without the means/ability to move state. 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."


Jameela's revelation comes as Georgia - and a shockingly high number of other US states - are moving to introduce so-called 'Fetal Heartbeat' bills to ban terminations in almost all cases past six weeks.

As New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez points out on Twitter: ""6 weeks pregnant" = 2 weeks late on your period," giving women an almost impossible window from realising they are pregnant to acting on it.

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Under the proposed 'Heatbeat Bill', a woman who travels out of the state to obtain a legal abortion and has passed the six week could be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, and face up to 10 years in prison.

Alabama has passed a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases, and includes no exceptions for rape and incest. It will now need to be signed by Republican Governer Kay Ivey, who has long identified as anti-abortion.

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If the bill is passed, Alabama will have the strictest abortion law in the country.

Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota and Ohio have all signed similar anti-abortion bills in recent months, although these haven't been enacted yet but still pose a real threat for women's rights.

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Topics: News, Celebrity News

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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