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Why Keke Palmer Posted and Then Deleted Tweet About Her Abortion Story

Mary Scott
May 23, 2019
02:40 P.M.
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Keke Palmer recently joined thousands of women across the country to decry the newly-passed restrictive abortion law in Alabama by tweeting her own abortion story. Palmer later deleted her tweet and took the time to explain why.


After talk show host Busy Phillips shared her abortion story last week and urged other women to do the same, Palmer, 25, took to Twitter with hers, revealing that she had the procedure when she was 24.


According to the Los Angeles Times, Palmer tweeted:

“I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother.”



The actress/singer has since deleted the tweet and used the social media platform to explain why she took down her story.

“Twitter is sometimes too flat and too short to express intimate sentiments,” Palmer lamented in one tweet. “Words without context, very annoying.”



In a subsequent posting, she decried the abortion ban in Alabama while including the hashtag popularized by Phillips’ movement for women to share their abortion stories:

“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. #YouKnowMe”



Palmer further argued that one’s stand on abortion does not equate to a betrayal of faith “because God knows your heart and your journey.”

“God never judges,” continued the “Joyful Noise” star. “I hate that it’s always a this vs. that, instead of an “I understand YOUR PERSPECTIVE.”



Palmer is only one of many celebrities who have spoken out against the infamous abortion ban in Alabama and several other states.

Besides Phillips who revealed she had an abortion at 15, actress and activist Jameela Jamil, “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey, and John Legend, have also lent their voices in protest of the laws.



Last week, Lady Gaga also condemned the new laws, describing them as a “travesty.”

“It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those [who] have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not. So there’s a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists?”

“This is a travesty, and I pray for all these women and young girls who will suffer at the hands of this system,” Gaga concluded.


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