Jameela Jamil has opened up about how having an abortion when she was younger as "the best decision" she ever made.
The Good Place actress and body positive activist revealed her experience on Twitter in response to Georgia's 'heartbeat' law.
She criticised the controversial law, which prohibits women from having an abortion as soon as a foetal heartbeat can be detected, which typically occurs at around six weeks into a pregnancy – a point at which many women do not yet know they are pregnant.
The 'heartbeat' bill was signed by US Governor Brian Kemp on May 7.
Jameela wrote that it was "upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women".
The 33-year-old former presenter and model wrote in a series of tweets: "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 then continued: "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."
Jameela went on to suggest that state could face a potential problem when it comes to finding foster homes for unwanted children.
"So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel."
She added: "This isn’t any diss at ALL to foster homes. I’m in awe of people who take in children in need of a family and a home: but if Georgia becomes inundated with children who are unwanted or unable to be cared for, it will be hard to find great fostering for them all."
Her comments come after Charmed actress Alyssa Milano urged women of Georgia to protest against the law by joining her on a 'sex strike'.
She posted on social media encouraging other women to join her in not having sex until they achieve "bodily autonomy".
What you need to know about the 'Heartbeat' bill
The heartbeat bill is set to go into effect in January 1, 2020.
The law bans women in Georgia from having an abortion as soon as a foetal heartbeat can be detected.
A heartbeat can be detected at around six weeks into a pregnancy – at which point many women do not realise they are pregnant, with symptoms such as morning sickness typically starting after about nine weeks.
It is also known as the House Bill 481 or the Living Infants Fairness and Equality act.
The exceptions to the ban are cases of medical emergency, rape or incest but only if the woman has previously filed a police report.
As a result of this bill, women who have abortions after six weeks in the state and those who provide them, will likely be prosecuted.
The law is expected to face challenges in the courts, with a federal judge previously blocking a similar law in Kentucky.
However a six-week abortion law has been passed in Mississippi and is due to come into effect in July.
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