"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."
British actor Jameela Jamil, famous for her role on the TV series The Good Place, is known for speaking her mind out and being unapologetically herself, especially on social media. Recently, she took to social media platform Twitter to express her rather strong opinions on Georgia's anti-abortion bill that Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed earlier this month, according to HuffPost. In a series of Tweets, the activist called the bill “inhumane” and “blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women." She also went on to reveal she herself had an abortion when she was younger, saying was the "best decision" she ever made.
She Tweeted: 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. In another Tweet, she wrote: 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.
I think the best decision would have been to not get pregnant or even have sex or at least you and this person using BC— Barry (@Barry61221922) May 16, 2019
That’s called being responsible
You see that’s the point that’s being ignored here in this entire argument .Stop glamorizing irresponsibility
She then added: Ps.. 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 bill says that it includes a penalty for those who perform abortions of up to 10 years in prison. According to Children’s Rights, on any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States.
No Baby is ever better off dead. Abortion robbed you baby of its life!— MARCH FOR LIFE N.Y. (@MarchforlifeNY) May 15, 2019
Jameela Jamil is not the first person to speak against the anti-abortion bill. Busy Philipps, Rose, McGowan, Nicki Minaj, and Naya Rivera are a few of the names that have spoken up about this issue. As always, there were people who applauded Jamil for her words and sided with her as they themselves believed the law was flawed since not many women realize they're pregnant at six weeks. Then again, there were people who were not really happy with what she said.
What you did is end the life of another human being... It doesn't matter how pretty the picture you paint yourself about it. Patting yourself on the back for ending someone else's life for their sake? Ouch. Your soul won't heal until you understand the truth of what happened.— sleep disturber (@SleepDisturber) May 16, 2019
Jasika Nicole said: Yes! the foster care system here is already so broken that inundating it with so many more children who can’t be properly cared for by their bio parent(s) is going to send it in further decline. The ripple effects of this legislation are astounding and terrifying. YogiMJ wrote: Thank you for sharing your choice and your experience. I’m sorry to see people are unable (as usual) to read something, disagree with it and move on as opposed to attempting to shame and belittle you.
Well maybe you should understand why God calls fornication a sin. Do you know why God doesn't like sin. Because it hurts us and he loves us too much to want us in pain. So why not help ppl learn to abstain? Because what you are saying is a fine example of pain either way.— Citizens'Rights (@USCitizenRights) May 16, 2019
Andres shared his opinion, saying: A baby would rather be in a foster home than to be ripped up and killed like how you killed yours. Another user named Myster Ree added: So many in this country have been taught to be so selfish. Killing an innocent baby is good for the baby? How F N backward has this country gotten? Please God, mother earth, moon, sun what the heck ever...please stop this "right" to kill innocent life as we do. #smh.
I too was faced with an unplanned pregnancy in my late teens...— Kat Wolf (@KatWolf11) May 16, 2019
I delivered a beautiful baby boy and his adoptive parents love my son.
Every year on HIS birthday he calls to thank me because he knows I could have made an entirely different decision. I chose to give him life.
Trisha added: Unfortunately, abandoned children who don't get their needs met often grow up with low self-esteem, emotional dependency, helplessness, &other issues You can avoid such situations way before. I support abortion. Jessica thinks otherwise: So your solution is to kill babies so that GA doesn’t become inundated with “unwanted children?” You’re worse than I thought. A murderer who supports infanticide and partook in it yourself.
Again, no disrespect...BUT...IF you can't afford a child, you're not ready for a child, don't have the means to raise a child...DON'T HAVE SEX!! It's very simple! Parents need to step up & let kids know what it's actually like!! Give them a "pretend baby"! Contact Steve Wilkows!— Julie (@Julie03204119) May 15, 2019