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British actress slammed for ‘arrogant and discriminatory’ remarks on pro-life bill

Pro-lifers have heavily criticised Jameela Jamil after The Good Place actress claimed there would be ‘so many lives ruined’ because of a US state’s moves to protect the life of unborn babies once a foetal heartbeat is detected.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) hit out at the 33-year-old actress, branding her remarks “arrogant and discriminatory”.

Jamil posted a string of messages on Twitter after the US state of Georgia moved to ban abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected.

Describing the law as ‘upsetting’ and ‘inhumane’, the actress went on to reveal: ‘I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made.

‘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.’

However, SPUC condemned her comments, pointing out that Jamil was effectively saying that an “unwanted child” would be “better off dead”.

“The phrase ‘every child a wanted child’ sounds compassionate until you release that it actually means ‘every unwanted child a dead child’. Even if it were even remotely true that all children who would otherwise be aborted end up in foster care, it’s extraordinarily arrogant and discriminatory to say that they would be better off dead. Just laws protect the lives of all children, including the unborn,” Alithea Williams, of SPUC, told The Catholic Universe.

Picture: Jameela Jamil. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment).

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