Schumer, 40, shared a photo of her with Lawrence, 31, who showed her baby bump at the rally.
A woman ought to be given the right to choose when it comes to her own body, but a draconian law in Texas bans women from terminating their pregnancy if they're over six weeks pregnant. According to PEOPLE, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning women from getting an abortion procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The recent ban makes Texas the largest state in the US to outlaw abortion very early on in pregnancy.
In a protest against such regressive laws, over 650 marches took place across the country on October 2, 2021, reports USA Today. Among thousands of women who participated in the Rally for Abortion Justice in Washington, D.C., were Amy Schumer and her pal Jennifer Lawrence.
Schumer, 40, shared a photo of her with Lawrence, 31, who showed her baby bump at the rally. "I don't have a uterus and she is pregnant but we out here @womensmarch @plannedparenthood #rallyforabortionjustice 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼," Schumer captioned her Instagram post. In the post, the comedian held a sign saying "abortion is essential" while Lawrence's sign read, "Women can't be free if they don't control their bodies."
Jennifer Lawrence got married to art gallery director Cooke Maroney in October 2019, and a rep confirmed to PEOPLE in September 2021, that the two are expecting their first child together. A film source close to the actress previously told PEOPLE that Lawrence is "looking forward" to becoming a new parent.
"Jen wanted a family for a long time and found an ideal mate whom she loves, respects and enjoys being around," said the source. "She loves married life, and they have a solid foundation for a baby. She is very happy and looking forward to being a mom."
"She loves her work and that will continue," the source continued. "Like other actors, she will balance her career and her life as a wife and mom. She will do it well. Jen is grounded and ready to be a parent because she loves family life."
Schumer, meanwhile, shared that she had a hysterectomy because of her Endometriosis. "So, it's the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out," she said to the camera. "The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it."
"There was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus and I'm, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains, but other than that I already feel that my energy…” Schumer added, before getting abruptly cut off. She also wrote in the caption, "If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis."
Schumer chose to get her uterus removed and Lawrence chose to keep the baby because they have the choice to do so. However, the regressive laws seek to take away the agency from women over their bodies, which is why they took part in the protest against these laws. More power to both of them and everyone else!
Cover Image Source: Amy Schumer/Instagram