Sophie Turner and Emma Watson join the backlash against anti-abortion laws

Sophie Turner and Emma Watson join the backlash against anti-abortion laws

A number of American states including Alabama and Georgia have come under fire for new anti-abortion laws that have either been passed or proposed.

Under these restrictions, unless a woman aborts a fetus as early as six weeks, which is when most pregnancies are discovered, it will be illegal for her not to carry the baby to term - even in cases of rape and incest.

The only exception will be if a woman's life is in danger.

In response to these laws, which have entirely been decided by white, Republican men, many people have been speaking out against what they have described as "draconian" policing of women's bodies, with comparisons to the Salem witch trials even been drawn on social media.

In the video below, Busy Philipps speaks out against the abortion ban in Georgia: 

Those who have spoken out include many celebrities like Jason Bateman, who said he would not film anymore in Georgia if such a law is passed.

Now the latest celebrities to add their names to the list of objectors are actresses Sophie Turner and Emma Watson.

Taking to Instagram, both women posted scathing posts about the new restrictions.

Watson, best known for her work on feminism and playing Hermione in the Harry Potter series, wrote that the law introduced in Alabama "won't stop women and pregnant people from having abortions, or from making the best decision for their bodies and families, it will just mean they are forced to do so unsafely and with stigma."

Turner, who made a name for herself in HBO's Game of Thrones for her portrayal of Sansa Stark, posted a picture of some of the GOP lawmaker's most controversial quotes about rape, captioned: "Shame on you. OUR BODIES OUR CHOICE."

At the time of writing, Turner's post has garnered over a million likes and counting.

The fact-checking website Snopes revealed that the image Turner posted has been circulating online since 2014. It confirmed that each of the quotes had, indeed, been said, though some were later brushed off by the politicians as being a joke.

Rick Santorum, the former GOP senator from Pennsylvania and presidential candidate, told Piers Morgan, who was a CNN host in 2012, that victims of rape should "make the best of a bad situation."

To hear Santorum make these comments for yourself, check out the video below:

Below are some of the other celebrity criticisms of the abortion laws: