Good Place actress Jameela Jamil slammed Georgia’s recently signed abortion law, describing it as “inhumane” and revealing that terminating her pregnancy was the “best decision” she has ever made.
“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,” Jameela Jamil said while failing to mention that cases of rape and incest are exempt.
The Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act (HB 481), signed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp last week, outlaws abortion when the fetus’s heartbeat is detectable, which usually takes place within six weeks of conception.
“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made,” Jamil continued. “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, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist. https://t.co/WROYaLAwPG
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 13, 2019
Jamil also expressed concern that the law would leave foster homes “indunated” with children who cannot be properly looked after. “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 NBC star said.
The legislation has drawn outcry from Hollywood’s pro-abortion lobby, with over 100 industry figures signing an open letter threatening to boycott the state over its approval. Some actresses, including Alyssa Milano and Bette Midler, have even pledged to go on a “sex strike” until the legislation is revoked.