Its been a dark couple of days for women in America, as Alabama passes a law that bans abortion with VERY few exceptions. But theres hope in the form of celebrities using their platforms to break the stigma.One star leading the initiative is Busy Philipps, who spoke her truth about having an abortion at age 15 on "Busy Tonight" last week.
But the courageous actress didnt just stop there. Philipps also urged her followers to share their stories and "end the shame" by hosting an open forum on Twitter.
Busy Philipps Says She Had Abortion at 15, 'Scared for Women' After Georgia's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill View Story "1 in 4 women have had an abortion," Philipps powerfully tweets began.
"Many people think they dont know someone who has, but #youknowme.""So lets do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, lets share it and start to end the shame," she continued. "Use #youknowme and share your truth.""#youknowme" instantly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Philipps original tweet has already amassed 4.2K replies, and growing, with retweets and responses from Jameela Jamil, Rosanna Arquette and director Miranda July. #YouKnowMe— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) May 15, 2019#youknowme https://t.co/CBhPYHXc9y— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 15, 2019I was 27.
My then-boyfriend, who was big on pulling out in time, thought we should consider having it and I said something like DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH I AM ON THE VERGE OF DOING?? 2 years later I started shooting my first feature. #youknowme https://t.co/AA6kiKKz0v— Miranda July (@Miranda_July) May 15, 2019I am here and able to mother my incredible daughter because of the health- and life-saving abortion I had when she was three years old.
#YouKnowMe— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) May 15, 2019Busy isnt the only Hollywood star taking a stance on the issue. Last week, Alyssa Milano called for a #SexStrike due to "our reproductive rights being erased.""Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," the actress tweeted.
"JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. Im calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on."Our reproductive rights are being erased.Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.I’m calling for a #SexStrike.
Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/uOgN4FKwpg— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019Andy Cohen, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Legend, Ava DuVernay and more have also spoken out on social media -- see their posts here.
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