Hollywood elites threatened to boycott Georgia if they passed the “Heartbeat bill.”
The bill protecting living babies who are in the fetus stage and already have a heartbeat did indeed pass and now celebrities are lashing out on social media.
Vox reported that the Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill that would effectively ban most abortions in the state on Friday.
The bill, titled HB481, or the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, would bar women from terminating their pregnancies after a fetal heartbeat is first detected, which can be as early as around the six-week mark. That is a point prior to which most women are even aware they are pregnant. If passed, this legislation would be one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S. and an affront to a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.
Gov. Brian Kemp, a first-term Republican, is all but certain to sign the bill once the legislative session ends on Tuesday. Kemp released a statement after the bill passed the House on Friday, praising the legislature for daring to take such an aggressive step to limit abortions in the state.
“The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state,” Kemp tweeted Friday.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 29, 2019
Hollywood threatened Georgia with a boycott if the state passed a bill that limited abortions to the first six weeks. Peach State lawmakers passed the bill and left-wing celebrities are erupting.
As Breitbart News reported Friday, Hollywood has lined up to warn the state that they would take their business out of Georgia if the “Heartbeat bill,” H.B. 481, passed, a bill that would ban abortion after a heartbeat could be detected in a fetus.
In a letter written by actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano, stars threaten to “do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”
Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer, Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman all signed the letter.
I guess we won’t be shooting movies and TV in Georgia anymore if this moves forward. https://t.co/kzHGVWXaiL
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 30, 2019
Boycott Film and Tv in Georgia https://t.co/dDemaKU3DF
— June Diane Raphael (@MsJuneDiane) March 29, 2019
If Georgia is going to stop pretending it cares about women’s rights by banning abortion, we should stop pretending we want to go there for work. #HB481isbadforbusiness
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 29, 2019
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) March 30, 2019
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) March 29, 2019
When the current governor bottom dealt his way into ofice, thus dick-whipping democracy itself, that was enough for me. But I guess everyone has their own boiling point. https://t.co/NnNfcxkAlA
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) March 30, 2019