Legislative proposals that aim to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected are on track to becoming law in three southern states. Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia are all on course to pass the bills, which would make abortion almost completely illegal and protect the most vulnerable in our society – the unborn.
After Georgia’s governor signed legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, more than one hundred actors pledged to boycott productions in the state. Five film production companies announced they would no longer work in the state as well.
While Alyssa Milano initially came into fame through her roll on the 80’s sitcom Who’s the Boss, she is better known now for her commitment to liberal political causes. She has been in the news this past week for her advocacy against Georgia’s HB481, which outlies abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Last week, lawmakers in Georgia passed H.B. 481, one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country, despite threats from Hollywood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The bill bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically around the 6th week of pregnancy.
The Writers Guild of America released a statement saying they would oppose working in Georgia if the state’s fetal heartbeat bill becomes a law. The bill, HB481, would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is usually around the 6th week of pregnancy.