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Celebrities call restrictive abortion laws a 'war on women' 

Celebrities are speaking out against recently passed restrictive abortion laws.

Jameela Jamil and other celebrities are speaking out

Jameela Jamil and other celebrities are speaking out against abortion laws on social media. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Turner/Dimitrios Kambouris

Celebrities are speaking out after the country's most restrictive abortion law was passed in Alabama last week.

The legislation, a near-total ban on abortion, makes performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony, with medical emergencies being the sole exceptions. Last Friday, Missouri followed suit, passing a bill that would ban most abortions after eight weeks.

Other recent measures limit abortion in Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Dakota to six weeks of pregnancy, though bans in these states have not yet gone into effect. 

Several celebrities on Twitter called it a "war on women," shared their own abortion stories and called for change. Kristen Wiig pulled production of her upcoming film "Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar" from Georgia following the proposed bans. The Amazon Prime series "Power," also withdrew from shooting in the area, Deadline reported


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