Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Strict Abortion Laws

Alyssa Milano

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Among the most frequent criticisms of the "Sex Strike" concept was that abstinence is a cornerstone tenet of many anti-abortion movements. The latter forbids women from ending a pregnancy as soon as doctors can track a heartbeat in the fetus.

Indeed, the irony of Milano's "sex strike" did not fall of deaf ears.

She wrote: 'Our reproductive rights are being erased. Considering women often don't even know they are pregnant at just six weeks, the bill essentially bans abortion completely - and women aren't going to stand for that in 2019.

The former star of "Charmed" and "Melrose Place" urged women in her tweet to stop having sex "until we get bodily autonomy back". I'm calling for a #SexStrike.

A number of actors had signed an open letter in March pledging not to work there should the law pass.

"Governor Kemp's "Fetal Heartbeat" Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms".

"If it doesn't move to another state, I will not be able to return to the show if we are blessed with a third season", Milano told Buzzfeed News in an email. And another said that she is doing the same thing she's fighting against. Like other abortion bans passed in recent months, the law faces legal challenges and could end up before the Supreme Court, where conservatives now hold a majority.

Already, production companies owned by the Duplass brothers and The Wire creator David Simon are refusing to shoot in Georgia until the bill is repealed.

Chris Ortman, a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association, issued a statement saying the group planned to "monitor developments".

"I sent a tweet last night I haven't really thought much past that this morning".

"It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is now being challenged".

Milano has also threatened to quit her Netflix show Insatiable if its production remains in Georgia.

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