Busy Philipps has started the hashtag #YouKnowMe to highlight the women who have had an abortion in their lifetime in response to the anti-abortion laws that are being enacted in a number of states.
“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 tweeted out to her followers.
Quickly, the hashtag circulated with celebrities joining in to show support.
If you don’t know, Busy recently opened up about having an abortion at age 15. 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 Click inside to see what more celebrities shared… When I was younger I…#YouKnowMe https://t.co/OHSXaPZGTt
— Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) May 16, 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 i was 20 and my partner at the time wasn't aloud into the united states because he is Palestinian . I wasn't ready to raise a child alone or to be a mother #YouKnowMe
— Alia Shawkat (@ShawkatAlia) May 16, 2019 #youknowme https://t.co/CBhPYHXc9y
— Jameela Jamil