A pregnant Jennifer Lawrence and her pal Amy Schumer were among thousands of people who marched in the Rally for Abortion Justice in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.
Schumer, 40, posted a photo Saturday, October 2 from one of the hundreds of Women’s March protests happening nationwide alongside Lawrence, 31, who showed her baby bump. “I don’t have a uterus and she is pregnant but we out here @womensmarch @plannedparenthood #rallyforabortionjustice 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼,” Schumer captioned her Instagram post.
As we reported early last month, the mother! actress and her art gallery director husband, Cooke Maroney, 37, were expecting their first child together.
Lawrence called Maroney “the greatest human being I’ve ever met. He really is, and he gets better” back in 2019. When asked why she chose to marry Maroney, Lawrence continued, “I don’t know, I started with the basics: ‘How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?’ It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”
In Schumer’s Instagram 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.”
Schumer, who has been open about her struggles with infertility, revealed last month she had her uterus and appendix removed as a result of endometriosis, a condition in which tissue typically found the uterus starts to grow in other parts of the body, leading to uncomfortable long-term pelvic pain during and between periods.
Schumer posted a photo on Instagram stories of herself speaking at the rally.
In a previous Instagram post, Schumer wrote, “Everyone deserves to have a safe and supported abortion, at any time and for any reason.”
Per USA Today, more than 650 marches took place across the country on Saturday to demand continued access to abortion. The marches follow a recently implemented Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect.
As we earlier reported, Billie Eilish called out the Texas abortion ban over the weekend during her performance at the Austin City Limits Festival.