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Tami Chappell / AFP / Gett ImagesAbortion rights advocates rally in front of the Georgia State Capitol to protest new restrictions on abortions that have been passed in May 21, 2019. (Tami Chappell / AFP / Gett Images)
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish chose to postpone a June 22 show in Atlanta, Georgia, this week in response to the state’s recently passed legal restrictions on abortion.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the restriction — Measure HB481 — into law last month, which effectively banned abortion after the unborn develops a detectable heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Vast swaths of Hollywood actors and studios, many of whom do a great deal of recording in the state, have come out against the measure in recent weeks, however, saying it is too greatly restricts a women’s “right to choose.”
But Haddish went a step further this weekend when asked by TMZ about her decision to no longer perform in the state, saying the choice “wasn’t tough at all” and calling the measure the “new slavery.”
Thank you to @sethgreen, @DavidArquette @AshleyJudd @michaelaWat @kellyoxford @pamelarackguest and @jamesocromwell who have signed on to join us in opposing #HB841 in #GA. Our letter to @BrianKempGA and David Ralston with updated signers below. #HB481IsBadForBusiness pic.twitter.com/99ZpPMikbt
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 29, 2019
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