Actress Jessica Biel took a veiled shot at the United States on Friday, while appearing to praise France for having “women’s rights” — a reference to abortion.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned abortion decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively kicking abortion restrictions back to the states.
“You have croissants AND Women’s Rights? Damn, take me back,” Biel posted to her Instagram on Friday, captioning a photo of her and her husband, musician and actor Justin Timberlake, standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
“Have you looked up the abortion laws in France, or….?” one person commented on the post. Another wrote, “Sooo France has abortion up to 14 weeks…. You cool with that????”
Indeed, France has stronger restrictions on abortion than America.
“In France, abortions for any reason are only allowed up to 14 weeks of pregnancy,” The Daily Wire reported. “The law the Supreme Court upheld in [Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health] limited abortions after 15 weeks, while states like California and New York have even more liberal abortion laws than France.”
Moreover, the country’s Veil law was adopted in 1975, banning abortions after 10 weeks of pregnancy, Reuters highlighted, adding that the law “was extended to 12 weeks in 2001 and then to 14 weeks in March this year.”
French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron slammed the U.S. Supreme Court following the overturning of Roe.
“Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States,” Macron posted on Twitter.
The comment section on Biel’s post now reads, “Comments on this post have been limited.”
According to Instagram, this means Biel is only allowing certain people to comment, and their comments have to be approved by her before they even show up on the post.
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Biel is certainly not the only celebrity to comment on abortion.
Left-wing activist and “One Tree Hill” actress Sophia Bush last weekend limited comments on an Instagram post she published claiming the U.S. Supreme Court and conservative Christians are trying to “criminalize” miscarriages and toss doctors in jail for treating women with ectopic pregnancies.
“Miscarriages? They’re working to criminalize them,” Bush wrote in a lengthy post, adding, “Every member of the SCOTUS, & every Christian fundamentalist, & every state official who denies science & the impact on the living has now inserted themselves in our wombs. They are not stopping here.”