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The hashtag #youknowme has been viral on social media following a plea from actress and talk show host Busy Philipps.
Many celebrities protesting on the social media platforms about the new law over abortions of southern states. ‘The Good Place’ actress Jameela Jamil also shared her abortion story in response to Georgia’s newest law and now T.V personality Busy Philipps of ‘Busy Tonight’ has done the same – introducing the hashtag #YouKnowMe.
Philipps talked openly about her pro-choice and decided to share the story of her abortion on her show after Georgia signed their “fetal heartbeat” bill into law.
“The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45.That statistic sometimes surprises people,” she said to her audience, “and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well, you know me 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 the country.
Her producer Tina Fey, encouraged her to start the hashtag. Philipps told The New York Times,” She said, ‘I think you hit on something, which is you know me,'” but admitted to the outlet she felt too “overwhelmed” to do it right after opening up about her story.”
The nation’s most controversial, the anti-abortion bill makes an exception for those cases where woman’s health kept at “serious” risk. And doctors felt guilty doing abortions and they could face up to 99 years in prison.
When the Alabama Senate passed another controversial abortion bill, and completely banning it, which has since been signed into law, she tweeted against it and used #YouKnowMe. She motivated women to use the hashtag and encouraged them to share their own abortion stories to “end the shame” that surrounds the procedure.
Alabama Gov. Kay has issued the controversial abortion bill passed by The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6, that says doctors get punished with a 99-year or lifetime prison who perform abortions prison sentence.
The law does applicable for rape victims and incest, which even some religious supporters like Evangelical leader Pat Robertson said: “has gone too far.” The law only allows exceptions “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.
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