September 27, 2022
tiffany haddish
Georgia's controversial abortion law continues to make waves in the entertainment industry as multiple celebrities, directors, and studios are opting to no longer do business in the state. The law,  known also as "The Heartbeat Bill," makes it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after six weeks of being pregnant (with the exceptions of rape, incest, or medical complications)--during a time when many women are not even aware they are pregnant. Tiffany Haddish is the latest celebrity to take a stand against the law, opting to cancel an upcoming show in Atlanta.

Georgia’s controversial abortion law continues to make waves in the entertainment industry as multiple celebrities, directors, and studios are opting to no longer do business in the state. The law,  known also as “The Heartbeat Bill,” makes it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after six weeks of being pregnant (with the exceptions of rape, incest, or medical complications)–during a time when many women are not even aware they are pregnant. Tiffany Haddish is the latest celebrity to take a stand against the law, opting to cancel an upcoming show in Atlanta.

via Page Six

tiffany haddish

News outlets report that the “Girls Trip” star sent a statement to ticket holders Saturday, saying she cannot “in good faith” perform in Georgia unless it withdraws the so-called heartbeat bill. Haddish had been scheduled to perform June 22 at the Fox Theatre.

The new law would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Unless it’s blocked in court, it’s set to go into effect in 2020. The ACLU has already said the group will mount a legal challenge.

Major Hollywood studios have said they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the law goes into effect.

This law is definitely affecting how Georgia’s sprawling film industry. Soon Atlanta may no longer be the Hollywood of The South.

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