Friday, August 12, 2022

Keke Palmer Shares Abortion Story Amid Alabama’s Controversial Abortion Ban

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*Actress Keke Palmer says she felt “disheartened” about the newly passed law in Alabama that effectively bans abortion.

Abortion-rights advocates are holding rallies across the country, protesting a wave of restrictive abortion laws passed by states in recent weeks.

Palmer, 25, has added her voice to the chorus of women who are sharing their own abortion stories. She hit up Twitter recently to explain why she decided to terminate a pregnancy.

“I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother,” she tweeted, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Palmer has since deleted the tweet because the topic may have been too heavy for the Twitterverse.

“Twitter is sometimes too flat and too short to express intimate sentiments. Words without context, very annoying,” she wrote in a new tweet. “I am disheartened about hearing the news in Alabama. I feel as if women rights laws are going backwards. Individual choice is being taken. I’m truly so confused at the world [right now] and the policies that follow.”

As noted by PEOPLE, Palmer added #YouKnowMe to the end of her tweet, the hashtag Busy Philipps started to encourage women to share their abortion stories.

“Making individual choices is not a betrayal to your faith,” she said. “Mainly, because God knows your heart and your journey. God never judges. I hate that it’s always a this vs that, instead of an ‘I understand YOUR PERSPECTIVE.’ ”

After the Alabama bill was signed into law, multiple states, including Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky, followed suit and passed similar laws that ban women from having abortions after six weeks.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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