Celebrities have discussed their abortions for years, but more stars have shared their stories following bills recently signed into law in Georgia and Alabama.
Jameela Jamil, Busy Philipps, and Amber Tamblyn are among the women who have recently talked about their experiences with abortion.
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With abortion being a topic of debate, some stars have weighed in and shared their personal stories to shed light on the situation.
On May 7, Brian Kemp, Georgia’s governor, signed a bill into law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected at six weeks. The “heartbeat bill” calls for the imprisonment of certain women who have miscarriages, and considers miscarriage a form of second-degree murder in some cases.
Alabama legislators also recently passed a bill that would effectively ban abortions in the state and criminalize doctors who provide them.
While it’s a hot topic now, celebrities have been outspoken about having abortions for years.
Here are 23 celebrities who have shared their own experiences with abortions.
Busy Philipps had an abortion when she was 15 years old.
The actress spoke about her experience on her E! talk show, “Busy Tonight,” after Kemp, signed the bill into law.
“I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country,” Philipps said. “And I think that we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more.”
She continued: “No bill that criminalizes abortion will stop anyone from making this incredibly personal choice, but these laws will put more women at risk. Every woman deserves compassion and care, not judgment and interference when it comes to their own bodies.”
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