Alyssa Milano took to social media on May 10 to stand against abortion restriction laws, like the one that just passed in Georgia, by urging women to join her in abstaining from sex until they get their ‘bodily autonomy’ back.
Alyssa Milano, 46, is known for being a politically active woman who takes a stand for what she believes in no matter whatever it takes, and that’s exactly what she did on May 10 when she posted a bold tweet that asked women to join her in this mettlesome move. The actress took to Twitter to start a “sex strike”, as she puts it, to protest Georgia’s new abortion “fetal heartbeat” law, which bars women from getting abortions once a heartbeat in a fetus is detected. She posted a photo that included a logo of a large pink “X” with “#sexstrike” written inside it. “If our choices are denied, so are yours,” was also written in black letters at the bottom of the logo.
“Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on,” This was Alyssa’s caption for the powerful protest logo. And in no time, Alyssa’s tweet had more than 15,000 likes and 6,000 retweets.
Alyssa’s controversial request was prompted after Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia passed what’s become to be called as “fetal heartbeat” abortion bill into law on May 7. The law forbids abortions at six weeks of pregnancy, when a heartbeat can be detected, and is one of the most stern abortion bills in the country. The law won’t be put into effect until 2020, but that the fact goes that some women sometimes don’t even realize that they’re pregnant at six weeks, it has become one hell of an issue. Georgia is the fourth state to enact this kind of law this year, according to the New York Times.
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