‘Every woman … should have the right to decide if & when to enter motherhood, not have it foisted upon them…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano is attempting to pressure Georgia Republicans, including Gov. Brian Kemp, to kill the state’s recently passed heartbeat bill by touting a letter signed by more than 100 celebrities.
The heartbeat bill would prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks.
The former “Who’s the Boss” star claimed the bill would “strip women of their bodily autonomy” and rallied more than 30 Georgia-based TV and film workers to join her in opposing it.
“We are going to do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if HB 481 becomes law,” she said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Milano protested the bill outside of Kemp’s office in Atlanta last week, and is now trying to use a letter signed by dozens of celebrities—including Alec Baldwin, Mark Hamill and Lena Dunham—as leverage.
.@brielarson, @PattyArquette, @1SpencerGarrett, @amysmart26, @MelissaJPeltier @GraceParra360, @halfadams, @Slack2thefuture, @mrrickywhittle, @eorlins & #NataliePortman are also telling @BrianKempGA, that #HB481IsBadForBusiness. There are now over 100 signers. pic.twitter.com/tsGTzX6xLf
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 1, 2019
“While I certainly respect the right of every woman to choose her own reproductive path—whether that’s abortion, adoption, parenting or none of the above—I fundamentally disagree with the notion that (predominantly male) lawmakers should legislate women’s bodies,” Milano wrote on Twitter.
“Every woman, regardless of geography, political affiliation or economic status, should have the right to decide if & when to enter motherhood, not have it foisted upon them.”
8. Abortion is a decision to be made by a woman and her physician (and potentially her God if she’s religious).
It is not for the government to decide and it certainly is for no one to judge.#Trustwomen We will make the right choice for her health and her unique situation.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 29, 2019
However, Kemp told the Journal–Constitution that he won’t be swayed by Milano’s stunts.
“I can’t govern because I’m worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks about me,” Kemp said. “I ran the last two years on these issues, and I got elected with the largest number of votes in the history of the state of Georgia, and I’m doing what I told people I would do.”