Twitter Users and Many Celebs Share Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe After Abortion Law in Alabama

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Many actors, athletes, writers and producers slam pols after near-total ban passes the Alabama state’s Senate. The new hashtag which was started by Busy Philipps #YouKnowMe went viral.

Here’s how people react to the new .

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Busy Philipps has been very outspoken about being pro-choice when it comes to abortion laws—and now, after Alabama’s Senate passed yet another restrictive abortion bill, Busy’s rallying women to share their own stories in favor of abortion.

Busy Philipps shared a powerful tweet Tuesday night that included the hashtag “#youknowme,” to encourage women to share their own abortion stories.

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On her show, Busy revealed she had an abortion when she was a teen.

“I had an abortion when I was 15 years old, and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country, and I think we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more,” she said.

Jameela Jamil

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Jameela Jamil, who stars on Netflix show The Good Place, also revealed she once had an abortion.

“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,” she posted in a tweet on Monday.

 

There are many personal stories in support of #youknowme Twitter users share to show how important it is to have a choice and control of the situation:

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Hollywood and its famous faces are speaking out almost uniformly in support of reproductive rights – here are some of the stars who shared their opinion

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga called the move “a travesty” on Wednesday and said she was praying for the women and young girls in the state.

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Ava DuVernay

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DuVernay urged women to speak up in the wake of the Alabama vote.

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Alyssa Milano

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Meanwhile, actress Alyssa Milano, whose #SexStrike proposal didn’t go as planned last week, played it straight by posting a picture of her child and saying, “This is my daughter. Her rights are human rights.”

 

Chris Evans

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Calling the “absolutely unbelievable,” Chris Evans wrote on Twitter: “This is why voting matters!!”

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John Legend

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“These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions,” wrote singer John Legend. “This is awful.”

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Twitter Users and Many Celebs Share Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe After Abortion Law in Alabama
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Many actors, athletes, writers and producers slam pols after near-total ban passes the Alabama state’s Senate. The new hashtag which was started by Busy Philipps #YouKnowMe went viral. Here's how people react to the new law.
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