LOVE Island’s Olivia Attwood has revealed she had an abortion when she was 20 and says it was a “sensible decision”.
The 28-year-old discussed her own experiences as she spoke out against the controversial abortion law which was passed in the state of Georgia that outlaws most terminations once "a fetal heartbeat" is detected, a development that usually occurs at around six weeks.
She told her followers: “Having an abortion when I was 20 is one of the few sensible decisions I have made in this life, and I can’t imagine how terrifying it would be to have had that option.”
Olivia is not the only celebrity to condemn the new law and share her own experiences.
Jameela Jamil also said that having an abortion was the "best decision" she has have ever made.
She wrote on Twitter: "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 …
“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn't want, and wasn't ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel …”
And it’s not just women speaking out, Liam Payne also took to Instagram to express his upset about it, saying he understood after seeing Cheryl while pregnant with their son Bear.
He wrote: “I don’t usually comment on politics but this one got me and is so important.
“This whole abortion law thing in America is a mess I mean your completely taking away the rights of women and the ownership of the bodies that belong to them.
“I have so much respect for women. Watching someone go through pregnancy and how tough it can be at times and us as men never have to go through that so how can we even comment or decide what women should or shouldn’t go through, it is total BS that anyone is even given that power.
“It’s bad enough that women have to go through cycles of periods that can be painful without making some of them have to go through with unwanted pregnancies that will literally change the course of the lives they lead at all ages.
“Here was me thinking it was supposed to be the land of the free it all looks very tied up from where I’m standing. Abortion up to a certain point should always be legal it’s only right that woman are given that choice to make for themselves.”
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