EntertainmentCelebrities 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 against abortion laws on social media. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Turner/Dimitrios Kambouris By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org @MeghGia Updated May 22, 2019 12:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. This is how you do it. Please men, follow her lead. https://t.co/xe6ImgsnZ9— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) May 21, 2019 Almost 60 years ago, my mother had an illegal abortion. It was too harrowing for her to discuss, but she made sure I knew it had happened. In 2010, my wife had a legal abortion after we found out her pregnancy was not viable. We cannot and will not go back. #YouKnowMe #YouKnowUs— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) May 16, 2019 If these male GOP elected officials could get pregnant, there would be free abortion nationwide https://t.co/GPVzyWeN3q— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 16, 2019 There have been nearly 30 bans on abortion introduced, passed, or signed into law in statehouses around the country this year alone.This is Trump’s anti-choice agenda and part of the GOP’s war on women.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2019 #AlabamaAbortionBan #Alabama #AlabamaSenate #NoUterusNoOpinion #PlannedParenthood #ProChoice I love you Alabama prayers to all women and young girls here are my thoughts: pic.twitter.com/LqmVyV8qsA— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019 Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up. https://t.co/kIz78uAU1T— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 15, 2019 1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let's share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 15, 2019 You’re right to be horrified. Your life and your body are your own. Now we find ways to help those most impacted. Let’s go. https://t.co/rPS6eiQV1E— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 15, 2019 In 2012, I had an abortion. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. I still think about it to this day. But these truths do not make me regret my decision. It was the right choice for me, at that time in my life. I have not a single doubt about this. #YouKnowMe— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 16, 2019 Good morning, women. Make no mistake. This is war.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 15, 2019 This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019 THE GOAL IS TO CONTROL WOMEN. https://t.co/EZ4G6zbxUw— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) May 15, 2019 I’m beyond upset about the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio. This is Unconstitutional and Abhorrent. We can not tolerate this attack on women’s fundamental rights.— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) May 15, 2019 Hope the people of Alabama who want the abortion ban are up for donating their money and space to the MEGA influx of kids in need of care, coming your way. Also the poverty in Alabama will SHOOT up. Extra Welfare will be needed. It’s going to be chaos. https://t.co/VWHKjoaErr— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 15, 2019 I stand with the women in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and everywhere, who have the right to decide what happens to their bodies, as we all do.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 16, 2019 Men please support women’s rights. All allied communities should be supporting a woman’s right to choose. It is a critical time for women. We NEED help. All hands on deck. All fighters welcome. Please support publicly and privately. We can shift this world by standing together.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 15, 2019 Good grief. Women should have the same autonomy over our bodies that men do. If we don’t have autonomy we don’t have equal rights. This is devolution https://t.co/GSPe5O4pLK— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 15, 2019 take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America. Governor Kay Ivey...SHAME ON YOU!!!! pic.twitter.com/WuAjSVv6TH— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 16, 2019 Do what the Alabama government refuses to do: help women by donating to the https://t.co/VxouPOI5gt. Donating is as easy as flicking an embryo out of a uterus should be.— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) May 15, 2019 These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful. https://t.co/noOY2pEsqX— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 15, 2019 Of those 25 men who voted to ban abortion in Alabama, I’d like to know how many of them have ever been pregnant. Or have gotten pregnant as a result of rape. I’d like to know how many of those men know exactly what it is like to be a woman. The answer is zero.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 16, 2019 By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com @MeghGia Meghan Giannotta has been covering all things entertainment for amNY.com since 2016. 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