It is very to have a baby when you are not ready in many ways. It is hard for the mother. It is hard for the father and it is hard on that baby. We live in a country where after you are born our government really does not want to care for you. That has not changed since 1973.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) May 16, 2019
And before anyone @‘s me with a “Thank God she didn’t” tweet I want everyone to know that I am a 1 in 4 woman. And no one needs to know the particulars of that but me and my Dr. Also know that banning abortion will destroy more lives than it saves.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) May 16, 2019
Following the deplorable abortion bans passed in Georgia and Alabama this week, Missouri has passed an 8 week ban in their state senate, which will go back to the house and then to the Republican Gov. Holly Marie Combs revealed that she's one of the 1 in 4 women who's had an abortion, and more celebs react in outrage to the bans.
With everything happening in the US right now I’m reminded about the incredible film- 4Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) May 16, 2019
You may try to own our bodies, but women will protect each other.
Official Trailer #1 (2007) - Cristian Mung... https://t.co/X112Kq1mL9
Georgia and Alabama health centers have been flooded with calls from women afraid they will lose their appointments or can no longer access abortion. KNOW THIS: Abortion is STILL LEGAL in Alabama and Georgia — but— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) May 16, 2019
we have to fight back together to keep it that way. #StopTheBans pic.twitter.com/i6fLhYme3N
Fuck this fucking guy. No other way to say it. He’s a MONSTER. https://t.co/EyF3xbX1Sn— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) May 16, 2019
I donated to the Yellowhammer Fund to support reproductive rights in Alabama. Please donate if you can. If you can’t, spread the word to those who can. https://t.co/dmbttkasva— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 16, 2019
What You Can Do to Help Women in States With Extreme Abortion Bans - I am linking the actionable things you can do today here. https://t.co/hRnSdfKBY5— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 16, 2019
I couldn’t sleep last night. I woke up angry. I almost cried around 9am but held back. To be so devalued as an American woman by our elected officials. It seeps in. And then over the course of today I connected with people IRL and remembered just this - https://t.co/Kew2gkdw1i— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 16, 2019
We must all pledge to protect a woman’s right to choose by VOTING for a president who will safeguard all constitutional rights and for a senate that will not confirm radical, anti-abortion judges to preside over our courts.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 15, 2019
I’m beyond upset about the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio. This is Unconstitutional and Abhorrent. We can not tolerate this attack on women’s fundamental rights.— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) May 15, 2019
Dear Men. It’s time for you to speak up on behalf of your mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives and daughters. Speak up, because women don’t get pregnant alone.— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 16, 2019
Last week, a bill was signed into law in Georgia that is a near-total ban on abortion. This marks the fourth “heartbeat” law to be passed in the United States in the last year - a name that is designed to be emotive. It refers to the first signs of the development of a heart in a fetus at 6 weeks of pregnancy, long before most people know they are pregnant.
🍑💔 Georgia’s bill stands out for going one step further in including personhood language, criminalising not just abortion providers, but also pregnant people for having abortions or even miscarrying. Today, Alabama passed its own law banning abortion except when the health of the mother is at risk. We remember that Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland with the same law on the books.
🇬🇧💔 Currently, women & pregnant people living in Northern Ireland are forced to travel to mainland Britain for abortion care that is illegal in their home country. There will always be people who cannot travel because of domestic violence, immigration status, and disability. People living in Northern Ireland and the USA deserve the dignity of accessing safe, legal & local reproductive healthcare at home. #nowforni
These laws won't stop women and pregnant people from having abortions, or from making the best decision for their bodies and families, it will just mean they are forced to do so unsafely and with stigma. #reproductiverightsforall ✊
Please join me in supporting @plannedparenthood @ippf_global @womenhelporg @all4choice #abortionsupportnetwork
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