Jameela Jamil's abortion comments spark backlash as star hits back at critics
Jameela Jamil wants women to make their choices and this time she is motivating them to make a decision without the fear of the world.
Jameela Jamil has always been an active advocate of body positivity and women empowerment. 'The Good Place' actress has never shied away from speaking for what she believes is right and recently she opened up about her views on the abortion law by taking a page from her own life.
"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," she had written in May while revealing that she had an abortion nearly seven years ago. She revealed that she decided because she was not emotionally ready to have a baby and neither did she want the baby to end up at a foster care.
Recently, Jamil received a lot of hate for her decision and people were quick to fill her social media with negative comments. However, she wasn't keeping silent. Instead, she decided to take matters in her hand and address the issue.
She wrote, "Receiving THOUSANDS of messages about how I made a mistake having an abortion 7 years ago and how I must be a miserable person... I am a happy, thriving multi-millionaire, madly in love, with free time, good sleep and wonderful career and life. But thanks for checking."
Jamil even took to her Instagram and stated that it should be women's choice when it comes to abortion. Posting a picture of herself she wrote, "The choice is the landlord's, not the tenants, nor the neighbors. Your uterus. Your choice."
She captioned the post as, "No ifs. No buts. No guilt. Don’t let anybody make you feel bad for doing what is best for your physical/mental health or life." Fans were quick to applaud the actress for her thoughts. One fan wrote, "Yesss queen". Another added, "Thank you for being you."