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Jameela Jamil Slams Georgia’s Abortion Law And Shares Her Own Abortion Story And Not Everyone’s Supportive
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Jameela Jamil Slams Georgia’s Abortion Law And Shares Her Own Abortion Story And Not Everyone’s Supportive

British actress Jameela Jamil once known mainly for her role on the TV series The Good Place, has made a name for herself on social media platforms for her unapologetic messages on feminism and the entertainment industry. Jamil has made waves online again recently for calling out Georgia’s move to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected and sharing her own abortion story in the process.

The actress and body positivity activist called the bill “inhumane” and “blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women” in a series of tweets. Jamil went on to reveal that she herself had had an abortion at a young and said: “it was the best decision” she ever made. As with her other candid statements she has made before the response to her tweets were mixed.

Actress Jameela Jamil caused a stir on the internet after she slammed Georgia’s new ‘heartbeat’ abortion  law  and opened up about her own personal abortion story

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation this week that banned abortions once a fetus has a detectable heartbeat, which generally occurs during six weeks of pregnancy. It includes a penalty for those who perform abortions of up to 10 years in prison. It doesn’t explicitly exempt women who perform their own abortions with drugs, so there’s speculation about whether they would also be subject to criminal charges. It has been suggested that it could even lead to murder charges for women who have abortions, but experts say it’s far from clear.

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She pointed out the issue of rape and how she believed forcing women to carry the baby of their rapist demonstrated “hatred of women.” According to the GPB women would still be able to receive an abortion under the new law if the pregnancy is believed to be “medically futile,” the woman’s life is at risk or if a police report has been filed related to rape or incest.

After criticizing the bill she revealed that she herself had had an abortion at a young age

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‘The Good Place’ actress said that she had gotten pregnant young and that her decision to terminate her pregnancy was “the best decision” she ever made. Jamil explained that she had not been ready for a baby emotionally, psychologically or financially and brought up that many children end up in foster homes as a result of mothers in unfit situations. According to Children’s Rights, on any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States.

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She ended her thread by stating that she did not intend to make and “diss” towards foster homes but instead felt that because of the bill Georgia could become “inundated with children who are unwanted.” Jamil is not the first celebrity to share their abortion story. Some other notable names who have spoken out about the controversial topic include Busy Philipps, Rose, McGowan, Nicki Minaj, and Naya Rivera.

Some women agreed with actress and even shared their own abortion experiences

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Throughout the thread women on both sides of the argument were not afraid to voice their opinion of the actress’s statement and on abortion

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Foxxy
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3 years ago (edited)

What “pro-lifers” don’t seem to understand is that they are in fact not “pro-lifers” after all, they are only “pro-Birth”. They don’t care about what happens to baby once it’s born. They don’t care that the parents didn’t want or couldn’t cope with child so end up resenting the child and not giving it the best life or neglecting. They don’t care that hundreds of thousands of children are waiting to be adopted so why not just add one more. There are more children with no families than families wanting to adopt them. And it can take years to be adopted and sometimes not at all. There are many children in and out of care being mistreated, abused, neglected etc. What a way to grow up thinking no one loves you and not having a loving family. There are women who have been raped and have fallen pregnant, that “pro-Birth” still expect them to give birth to. The woman has gone through enough without having to have a child spawned by their rapist. Co parenting with their rapist would make a great family dynamic NOT

Foxxy
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3 years ago

Same as pregnancies from incest, co-parenting with your dad, brother, uncle etc. Pro-Birthers don’t care that the pregnancy could kill the mother, leaving behind friends and family who love them or children they already have or the fact the baby is severely disabled, disfigured or so sick it’s life will be short and in pain. Maybe all these “pro-lifers” should adopt at least one child each if they actually care about the child’s future. A child’s life does not starts and finish at the birth so you need to look at the possible consequences of being born unwanted or unable to be cared for etc. And the effect it can have on that person for the rest of their life. That is not “pro-life”.

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Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
3 years ago

I completely understand why many are opposed to abortion. But banning isn't the answer, as someone mentioned above, forcing women to go ahead with unwanted pregnancy is torture and violation of human rights. If you are against abortion, do everything you can to end/change the various things that lead to abortion in society. You have your work cut out for you, don't just try and ban something which is necessary and required.

Pamela24
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. I personally couldn't go through an abortion. So I make everything I can to not get pregnant. If you're against abortion - go ahead and support places that give out contraception, support sex education - things that have been actually proven to lower the number of abortions. Banns have not.

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Pamela24
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3 years ago

I think people underestimate how heavy of a burden you place on a child that wasn't wanted. I've read a couple of stories of the people who grew up with that and it certainly wasn't easy. Many of them are scarred for life never being able to recover from the fact that their mother didn't want them to come to this world but was forced to. Their childhood is terribly difficult because of this. They feel not worthy, they're likely to do drugs, they have problems having healthy relationships. Some women are simply not meant to be mothers. Don't have the capacity. And some of these women do get pregnant. But they all should have the choice to make the decision not to continue the pregnancy. And if you're wondering how I would feel if I was the fetus being aborted - I wouldn't know about it. And if my mother didn't wish for me to be born for any reason, I'd be all for her to make that decision. The new laws in Georgia break my heart.

Enola Brinkley-Crayton
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3 years ago

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That is why there is a thing called adoption

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Foxxy
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3 years ago (edited)

What “pro-lifers” don’t seem to understand is that they are in fact not “pro-lifers” after all, they are only “pro-Birth”. They don’t care about what happens to baby once it’s born. They don’t care that the parents didn’t want or couldn’t cope with child so end up resenting the child and not giving it the best life or neglecting. They don’t care that hundreds of thousands of children are waiting to be adopted so why not just add one more. There are more children with no families than families wanting to adopt them. And it can take years to be adopted and sometimes not at all. There are many children in and out of care being mistreated, abused, neglected etc. What a way to grow up thinking no one loves you and not having a loving family. There are women who have been raped and have fallen pregnant, that “pro-Birth” still expect them to give birth to. The woman has gone through enough without having to have a child spawned by their rapist. Co parenting with their rapist would make a great family dynamic NOT

Foxxy
Community Member
3 years ago

Same as pregnancies from incest, co-parenting with your dad, brother, uncle etc. Pro-Birthers don’t care that the pregnancy could kill the mother, leaving behind friends and family who love them or children they already have or the fact the baby is severely disabled, disfigured or so sick it’s life will be short and in pain. Maybe all these “pro-lifers” should adopt at least one child each if they actually care about the child’s future. A child’s life does not starts and finish at the birth so you need to look at the possible consequences of being born unwanted or unable to be cared for etc. And the effect it can have on that person for the rest of their life. That is not “pro-life”.

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Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
3 years ago

I completely understand why many are opposed to abortion. But banning isn't the answer, as someone mentioned above, forcing women to go ahead with unwanted pregnancy is torture and violation of human rights. If you are against abortion, do everything you can to end/change the various things that lead to abortion in society. You have your work cut out for you, don't just try and ban something which is necessary and required.

Pamela24
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. I personally couldn't go through an abortion. So I make everything I can to not get pregnant. If you're against abortion - go ahead and support places that give out contraception, support sex education - things that have been actually proven to lower the number of abortions. Banns have not.

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Pamela24
Community Member
3 years ago

I think people underestimate how heavy of a burden you place on a child that wasn't wanted. I've read a couple of stories of the people who grew up with that and it certainly wasn't easy. Many of them are scarred for life never being able to recover from the fact that their mother didn't want them to come to this world but was forced to. Their childhood is terribly difficult because of this. They feel not worthy, they're likely to do drugs, they have problems having healthy relationships. Some women are simply not meant to be mothers. Don't have the capacity. And some of these women do get pregnant. But they all should have the choice to make the decision not to continue the pregnancy. And if you're wondering how I would feel if I was the fetus being aborted - I wouldn't know about it. And if my mother didn't wish for me to be born for any reason, I'd be all for her to make that decision. The new laws in Georgia break my heart.

Enola Brinkley-Crayton
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3 years ago

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That is why there is a thing called adoption

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