Jameela Jamil says having an abortion was the 'best decision' she's ever made
Actress and presenter Jameela Jamil has revealed that she had an abortion earlier in her life, and maintained that deciding to terminate her pregnancy was the "best decision" she has ever made.
Jamil, who stars in the NBC sitcom The Good Place, was speaking out in criticism of the abortion ban that recently passed in the state of Georgia, which was the fourth state to ban abortion once a heartbeat could be detected.
This could be as little as six weeks - long before some women will even realise that they're pregnant - and on Twitter, Jamil has blasted the new legislation as "inhumane", saying that it was "blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women".
"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," Jamil said on Twitter, before revealing she had had an abortion earlier in her life.
"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."
Jamil did add that while she had nothing against foster homes, the actress maintained that these homes will be unable to perform to their capacity if they're overwhelmed with children given away by their parents. "
Ps.. this isn’t any diss at ALL to foster homes," she explained.
"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."
Here is Jameela Jamil on the Today Show, explaining how she got her breakout role on the Good Place:
Jameela Jamil isn't the only actress to oppose the bill, with Alyssa Milano even suggesting women go on a 'sex strike' to protest the ban.