Busy Philipps Introduces #YouKnowMe Hashtag To ‘End The Shame’ Of Abortion In Wake Of Alabama, Georgia Legislation

Recent abortion legislation introduced in Georgia and Alabama is causing outrage in the U.S. as Republican-run states introduce harsh laws criminalizing the terminating of a pregnancy in an apparent attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade in the right-tilting Supreme Court.

Celebrities have been taking to social media to protest the laws, and actress Busy Philipps is taking things a step further with a new hashtag intended to “end the shame” associated with abortion, encouraging women to publicly share their own personal abortion stories.

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One in four women have had an abortion, Philipps wrote on Twitter. “Many people think they don’t know someone who has, but #youknowme,” she continued.

“So let’s do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let’s share it and start to end the shame,” she added. “Use #youknowme and share your truth.”

Within a few hours, #youknowme began trending on Twitter as numerous women shared their own personal stories, with actresses Patricia Arquette and Jameela Jamil among those to respond.

On a recent edition of her talk show, “Busy Tonight”, the former “Cougar Town” star revealed that she had an abortion when she was a teenager.

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“I know that people feel very strongly about abortion, but let me just say this: Women and their doctors are in the best position to make informed decisions about what is best for them,” Philipps said. “Nobody else, nobody.”

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