Jameela Jamil has reminded her fans of the abortion that saved her life.
The actress first disclosed that she underwent the procedure after a controversial abortion ban was signed in Georgia in 2019. The law, called the “heartbeat bill,” was signed by Governor Brian Kemp, outlawing abortion after six weeks of pregnancy — which is when medical professionals can start detecting a fetal heartbeat. Jamil spoke about her abortion again in 2021, when Texas followed Georgia’s example, and later in 2022, after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Jameela Jamil Rekindles Abortion Conversation With Her 3.7 Million Followers
Women across the globe were outraged after the U.S. Supreme Court abandoned its duty to protect human rights and overturned Roe v. Wade, removing a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. As one who has never shied away from speaking her mind, Jamil’s disappointment was palpable during her appearance on an episode of “The View” last September.
Joy Behar had first commended the British star for publicly speaking about her abortion and queried her feelings about Republicans’ latest attempt to limit women’s rights. After her sadness and horror at the development, the “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” star recounted that when she had her abortion, it was because the condom she used broke. She added:
“And then I took the morning-after pill within six hours, which is way before the end of when you’re supposed to take it. And because I was over 175 pounds, it didn’t work on me. And the pharmacist didn’t tell me that. That’s not general knowledge: if you’re over a certain weight, it’s less effective.”
Jamil emphasized that since the pregnancy was not her fault, she should not have “to give up the rest of my life, or risk my life, or maybe die because contraception made by men failed.” She further claimed that the “whole society would collapse” if millions of people were forced to have kids without access to baby formula, healthcare, education, and shelter.
Under the rousing monologue which she uploaded to Instagram, the “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” guest told her followers that they had “nothing to be ashamed of.” Adding that it was healthcare and their right, Jamil penned:
“Nobody is allowed to use the organs of another person to save a life without their consent even if they are DEAD. So why does a live uterus belong to the state and get to be used to save the life of another, regardless of the significant risk to their own health/life (esp given the fucked healthcare system in the USA and horrifying mortality rates for childbirth, especially Black women – most of the areas abortion is being restricted is in areas densely populated with Black people… 🤔) ??????”
“The Good Place” then appealed to her fans not to “get distracted” because “we are on the precipice of the end of civilization.” She concluded that women could not have less “bodily rights and dignity” than dead bodies, highlighting that she was referring only to that gender “because this is ONLY happening because it’s seen as a women’s issue. Women have always been, and still are dehumanized by the state.”
“Yes yes yes!! So well said,” one fan applauded as another commented, “You speak amazingly and you are 100% correct. You said everything I think about. We need more people like you!” “Proud of my abortion, and I’m proud of you,” a third fan wrote in the comment section, which Jamil restricted.
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So far, states such as Arkansas, Alabama, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Oklahoma have entirely banned abortions with no exception for incest or rape, per NY Times.
Like Georgia, states including Arizona, Florida, Utah, and North Carolina have gestational limits for abortions ranging from six weeks to 20 weeks. South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Colorado, among others, have a “legal but limited” ruling, and abortions are fully legal in states like California, Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and so on.
The ‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Star Slams Celebrities Using Ozempic For Weight Loss
In one of her previous rants, Jamil called out celebrities for using Ozempic — a type II diabetes injectable drug — for weight loss. Per The Blast, she shared a lengthy Instagram post admonishing the elite who were “buying this stuff off prescription for upwards of 1000 dollars.”
Thanks to it becoming a “mainstream craze in Hollywood,” “actual diabetics” who needed the drug were experiencing “shortages.” The continuous use of the drug caused the former BBC Radio 1 host to hope that things would not end as they did during the opioid crisis.
The “Star Trek: Prodigy” actress concluded, “I’m deeply concerned but I can’t change any of your minds because fat phobia has our generation in a chokehold.”