“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” star Jameela Jamil recently opened up about a previous abortion and commented on politician Lindsey Graham (R, SC) introducing a bill that seeks to ban abortions following 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.
Speaking on “The View” on Wednesday, Jamil, 36, commented on the Republican Party’s latest efforts to establish a nationwide abortion ban, mainly Graham’s bill introduced on Tuesday that bans abortion in the U.S. except for cases of incest and rape, among others.
The “Good Place” star went on to side with former Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams, who is currently running for governor of Georgia under the Democratic Party. Abrams recently appeared on “The View” and said that “abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision.”
“I’m with Stacey all the way that this is a medical decision,” Jamil said. “And statistics show people do not make this flippantly. And people do not use abortion as a form of birth control.”
She then opened up about a previous abortion on the show, explaining that she needed to have one after the condom she was using broke.
“I took the morning after pill within six hours, which is way before the end of when you’re supposed to take it,” Jamil explained. “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.”
“That’s not my fault. I shouldn’t have to give up the rest of my life, or risk my life, or maybe die because contraception made by men failed,” she added.
The British actor pointed out that society is “going to collapse” if “we force millions more people into a world where we have no baby formula, not enough access to healthcare, not enough access to education, not enough access to shelter.”
“The cost of living crisis. The housing crisis. We are already way up over our heads,” Jamil said.
She then stated that political views do not matter in this case, saying, “So if we are forcing millions of people into this world, we as a society — whether you are right, whether you are left, whether you are ‘pro-life’ or not — it doesn’t matter. You will all suffer the consequences of a crowded, broken, political healthcare and education system.”
Several Democratic lawmakers and celebrities condemned the Supreme Court when it overturned Roe v. Wade in June. A month later, the House of Representatives voted 219-210 to restore abortion rights in what can be considered as the Democrats’ first legislative response to the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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