In a hotheaded tirade, actress Jameela Jamil lashed out at pro-life advocates this week for working to protect unborn babies from abortion.
Known for her role in NBC’s “The Good Place,” Jamil also is an abortion activist who has publicly defended aborting her own unborn baby.
Earlier this month, she faced criticism for claiming abortions are essential to democracy. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she and feminist Gloria Steinem argued that the legalized killing of unborn babies is a matter of liberty and freedom, according to the Daily Wire.
“People have abortions, sometimes a woman just wants her liberty, and we have to normalize that it’s okay just to make that choice for yourself, because your life is as important as a newborn life that doesn’t even exist yet,” Jamil told the magazine.
Steinem added: “It took me a while to understand that the first step in every authoritarian regime is controlling reproduction, and that means controlling us. Unless we — men and women — have power over our own bodies and voices, there is no such thing as democracy.”
Pro-life and conservative news outlets quickly refuted their talking points, which made Jamil angry.
“To the people trolling me and @GloriaSteinem because we said there is no democracy without a woman’s right to choose…I SAID WHAT I F—— SAID and you’re clueless if you think I’m going to take it back,” she wrote Monday on Twitter.
“My life *is* more important to me than an unborn fetus’ one. Suck on that,” Jamil continued.
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Then on Wednesday, Jamil posted even more angry and accusatory comments about pro-life advocates.
“You people are Pro birth. Not pro life. There are plenty of starving, homeless babies currently. Over 100k currently seeking foster care. You care about fetuses, Once they’re out the womb, you don’t give a f—. Help the kids who are alive first, then call yourself ‘pro-life,’” she wrote.
Under her posts were hundreds of comments from pro-life individuals who refuted her false stereotypes with examples of how they help mothers and children, both in and outside the womb.
Townhall columnist Katie Yoder directed Jamil to another Twitter post earlier this year that dared pro-lifers to tell how they personally have helped mothers in need. Sarah Tuttle-Singer’s comment received thousands of responses from pro-life advocates about how they donate their time, money and efforts to help women and children in need.
Jamil may be lashing out because of her own experience. In May, she revealed that she had an abortion when she was young.
“Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel,” she said.
Women who are struggling with the pain of a past abortion can find healing. Many pro-life pregnancy centers and other organizations provide compassionate, non-judgmental post-abortion healing programs to help women and men deal with the loss of an unborn child to abortion. Rachel’s Vineyard is a post-abortion healing organization with programs across the world. Learn more at RachelsVineyard.org.