On Thursday, 50 moral advocates of morality sent a letter written by abortion lawyer Alyssa Milano to Georgia House Parliament Speaker David Ralston and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. He threatened the state of Georgia with a boycott if the state of H.B. 481, the Living Fants Fairness and Equality Act (LIFE) Act, also known as the "Heartbeat Law".
The letter from Hollywood's moral champions begins everything warmly and fuzzy:
As an actor, Our work often brings us to Georgia. We have always found that your state is populated with friendly and caring people. We have found the hotels we live in and restaurants where we dine during filming to be comfortable and of a high quality. We were happy to support millions of dollars in revenue from Georgia's schools, parks and communities.
Then it gets darker:
But we can not with good conscience recommend that our industry stay in Georgia if H.B. 481becomes law.
This dangerous and profoundly flawed bill mimics many others that have already been deemed unconstitutional. As men who identify themselves as conservatives for small governments, we remind you that the government is never greater than in the body of a woman or in the office of her doctor. This bill would eliminate the possibility for women to receive reproductive health care before most people know they are pregnant and force many women to undergo unregulated, hidden procedures that pose a major health risk.
Then the threats:
We can not Imagine being elected officials who had to tell their constituents: "I passed a law that was so evil that it made billions of dollars out of our economy "It is not the campaign's most effective motto, but rest assured that we can do it should it happen.
This is the abyss you are standing on.
Back to Warm and Blurred:
We want to stay in Georgia. We continue to support the wonderful people, businesses and communities we love in Peach State. But we will not silently do that, and we will do everything in our power to bring our industry to a safer state for women when H.B. 481 becomes law.
Then an ironic statement, considering that actors who fight for the right to slaughter unborn children use the word "praying": "The choice is yours, gentlemen. We pray that you do the right thing.
The letter concludes: "With love for the Georgian people and in solidarity with women …"
According to deadline reports, actors signing the law include Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin Don Cheadle, Rosie O'Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford. 19659004] HB 481 states that the "full value of a child begins when a heartbeat exists"; Requires "Doctors who perform abortions to determine whether a detectable human heart beat is present for an abortion," "the state of Georgia must recognize the unborn children as natural persons," and "unless otherwise provided by law, any natural person, including An unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat should be included in population-based determinations.
The bill defines a detectable human heartbeat as "embryonic or fetal heart activity, or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the heart within the gestation sac.
The bill provides for the possibility of abortion during rape or incest. It states: "An abortion is not permitted or should be performed if an unborn child has been designated in accordance with section 31-. 9B-2, to have a detectable human heartbeat, unless a medical professional determines, judiciously, that there is a medical emergency; The probable gestational age of the unborn baby is 20 weeks or less, and the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest in which an official police report has been filed alleging that rape or incest occurs. "It adds a third possibility: when the doctor realizes that" pregnancy is medically invalid ".
The Georgia House of Representatives has not voted on the bill; If it happens, Kemp is expected to sign it.