Women's rights activist and actor Jameela Jamil has caused quite a stir on Twitter after opening up about a big choice she made as a young adult.
The Good Place star hailed abortion as the "best decision she has ever made" because she wasn't ready for children then, going public with the personal news via social media. "I had an abortion when I was young and it was the best decision I have ever made," she tweeted. "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."
In a series of tweets, the actor spoke out against the state of Georgia passing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the US, banning the act once a fetal heartbeat is detected which can be as early as six weeks - before many women even know they are pregnant.
"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 continued.
She went on saying, "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."
Of course, people had plenty of opinions about her big revelation.
There is nothing wrong with ‘not being ready’ for a baby, but have you ever heard of adoption? A couple unable to conceive, or one who may have had several miscarriages would have been thrilled to raise and love your baby.— Meredith Whitcomb (@Northeast_Belle) May 15, 2019
This is not the first time the outspoken celebrity has sparked debate over societal issues. She spoke frankly about reality star Khloé Kardashian's impact on body image after sharing a sponsored post on her Instagram about weight-loss fad company Flat Tummy Co's meal replacement shakes. Jameela had replied with a lengthy comment stating why she thought the post was "irresponsible."
"It's incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That's the media's fault. But now, please don't put that back into the world and hurt other girls the way you have been hurt," she wrote. "You're a smart woman," she concluded. "Be smarter than this."
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