Jameela Jamil is sharing her own abortion story in the wake of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to ban abortions after six weeks.
The Good Place star wrote on Twitter of the bill: "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."
She continued: "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 was quick to point out that she has no beef with foster care. "Ps.. this isn’t any diss at ALL to foster homes. 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 bill is set to take effect in January of 2020 and will likely be challenged in court.