Jameela Jamil is advocating in a personal way against Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s pro-life “heartbeat bill.”
“The Good Place” actress opened up about having an abortion earlier in her life. “I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made,” she tweeted on Monday. “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.”
“This anti-abortion law in Georgia is so upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women,” Jamil continued. “A disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist.”
Jamil, 33, asserted “this isn’t a diss at ALL to foster homes.” The actress argued, “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 actress’ Twitter post hit close to home for some users, who shared their own experiences and thoughts on Georgia’s anti-abortion law.
The “heartbeat bill” is set to go into effect in 2020. According to Business Insider, “women could get up to 30 years in prison for having a miscarriage under Georgia’s harsh new abortion law.”