Jameela Jamil reveals she had an abortion when she was young: 'It was the best decision I have ever made'

Jameela Jamil reveals she had an abortion when she was young: ‘It was the best decision I have ever made’

Jameela Jamil is slamming Georgia’s anti-abortion law — and revealing a personal reason for doing so.

In social media posts on Monday, The Good Place star and body positive advocate called the “heartbeat” law, which will go into effect in January unless blocked by a court, “inhumane” and “blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women” as well as “a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health.”

The British actress, 33, went on to share that she had an abortion when she was “young,” not sharing her exact age, and called it “the best decision I have ever made,” adding, “for me and for the baby I didn’t want” and “wasn’t ready for.”

She pointed out that forcing women to have babies they don’t want could increase the number of children in the foster care system.

She posted something similar on her Instagram, using an even more fiery caption that started with, “I DON’T GIVE A FLYING F*** WHAT YOU THINK OF MY DECISION. MY BODY. MY CHOICE.”

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

In that post, she called the anti-abortion laws “essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist.” She said that “hurts my heart in so many different ways, and in particular as a rape victim. I can’t imagine having fallen pregnant and being FORCED BY LAW to carry his baby to term, and see someone who looked like him every day.”

It’s important to note that Georgia’s law does include exceptions for incest, rape and situations of medical futility or where the health of the mother is at risk. And the law, also known as HB 481, could not be used to prosecute women, though doctors could be for performing the procedure, a felony with a punishment of up to 99 years in prison. (The specifics are different in each state.)

While Jamil doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her choice, as stated, people were quick to weigh in. Of course there were critics:

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

And many didn’t like the way she worded her post.

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

But there was a lot of love and support for Jamil’s admission. One message came from Rose McGowan, who recently opened up about her own abortion.

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

Here are some others:

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Jameela Jamil via Instagram)

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