Jameela Jamil Opens Up About Her Decision to Have an Abortion

Jameela Jamil says abortion was 'best decision I ever made' as she slams US law

Jameela Jamil says abortion was 'best decision I ever made' as she slams US law

Among the growing throng of voices was Jameela Jamil, who opened up about her own abortion while blasting the draconian nature of the bill.

"Both for me, and for the baby I didn't want, and wasn't ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially".

"Our reproductive rights are being erased", she wrote.

"So many children will end up in foster homes". So many lives ruined.

Just last week, the Georgia's Republican Governer Brian Kemp signed the controversial "heartbeat bill" into law.

Jamil claimed the new law will also fill foster homes to capacity and children will not be supervised and cared for as they should.

"The anti-abortion law is also especially targeted at those without the means/ability to move state", said the actress. "Women who are marginalized, poor or disabled will, as ever, be the ones to suffer the most".

"The wealthy will have so much more freedom".

In a separate tweet, she added, "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".

The bill appears to be a violation of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that protects a woman's right to an abortion up until when the fetus is viable, which typically happens between 24 and 25 weeks.

In response to critics who suggested adoption, she said, "This isn't any diss at ALL to foster homes".

Jamil is not the only celebrity to speak out. Several production companies have also vowed they will not film in Georgia as long as the ban is in place, despite the state's enticing tax incentives.