Pro-abortion celebrities call for Georgia boycott over pro-life "heartbeat" bill

Over 70 high-profile celebrities have signed an open letter to the Governor of Georgia, threatening to boycott the state if a “heartbeat” bill is written into law.

House Bill 481, The Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which would ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, was passed by the Georgia Senate on Friday. Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, has publicly expressed his support for the legislation and is expected to sign the bill into law. The British Heart Foundation has released evidence that an unborn baby’s heart begins beating as early as 16 to 21 days.

The open letter was written by pro-abortion actress Alyssa Milano, best known for acting in hit TV show ‘Charmed’. She recently tweeted, “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA & the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy. #HB481IsBadForBusiness.” The letter describes this pro-life bill as "evil." Abortion is what is evil - slaughtering millions of babies every year. Last year, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide. What is evil is advocating for something that hurts women and men and discriminates against gender, race and disability. The celebrities who signed this letter, urging TV and film executives to boycott the state if the law is passed, include Mandy Moore, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Eva Longoria, Zoe Kravitz, Minnie Driver, Mark Hamill, Sean Penn, Olivia Wilde, Mark Ruffalo, Ariel Winter, Michael Sheen, Sophia Bush and Amy Schumer, who is currently pregnant.

Georgia is a popular location for Hollywood productions because of tax incentives, including blockbusters ‘Black Panther’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and TV shows ‘Stranger Things’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Walking Dead.’ According to the Hollywood Reporter, around 455 productions were filmed in Georgia last year alone.

Judd Apatow, who is best known for directing films such as ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘This Is 40’ and ‘Trainwreck’, as well as producing ‘Superbad’ and the ‘Anchorman’ films, wrote on Twitter: “I guess we won’t be shooting movies and TV in Georgia anymore if this moves forward.”

Quite frankly, I had never even heard of the majority of these so-called ‘celebrities’ and only recognised some of them with the aid of a photo. With breath-taking arrogance, these celebrities think their fame and income give them authority to abuse their public platform to advocate for the killing of defenceless unborn babies. They want to boycott a state that want to protect babies from being slaughtered in an abortion and protect women from the barbarity and violence of abortion. As American suffragette, Alice Paul, said, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” It is simply extraordinary that all of these women and men have chosen to ignore the many deeply troubling facts about the lucrative American abortion industry, including over 60 million abortions since Roe v. Wade, the documentary ‘HUSH’ exposing the adverse effects of abortion on women including increased mental health issues and the breast cancer link, Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts for profit and former abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, found guilty of killing babies born alive and causing the death of Karnamaya Mongar.

And what is even more tragic is this list includes black actors, such as Don Cheadle and Uzo Aduba, who have chosen to side with an industry that is deeply racist and has demonstrated itself to disproportionately target black babies with roughly ¼ of the black population missing in America because of abortion. Around 75% of abortion centres in America are in minority areas and more African American babies are aborted than born in New York. But this should come as no surprise, as Planned Parenthood’s founder and Ku Klux Klan speaker Margaret Sanger was a rabid eugenics activist.

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