Despite a massive wave of celebrity boycotts, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a historic pro-life bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically at the 6-week mark. Upset with the legislation, actress Alyssa Milano urged her fellow actors to "stop feeding the Georgia economy." The Writers Guild of America even warned Kemp that if he signed the pro-life legislation, it could do major damage to the state's film industry.
WGAE and @WGAWest oppose Georgia's abortion ban legislation #HB481. This draconian anti-choice law would discourage people in our industry from working in Georgia and could harm the state's vibrant film and television industry. Full statement attached. pic.twitter.com/bAfJkhXSTv— Writers Guild of America, East (@WGAEast) March 26, 2019
Still, Kemp proceeded, and pro-life groups are thankful.
“We thank Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia legislature for championing this compassionate law,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The growing momentum to protect unborn babies from their first heartbeats is further proof Americans reject the extremism on display in New York, Virginia, and in Congress, as Democratic Party leaders back abortion on demand through birth and even infanticide. Pro-abortion Hollywood elites clearly underestimated the people of Georgia in thinking they could be bullied. We hope their courage will inspire even more states to stand up to the abortion lobby.”
The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Actis will take effect Jan. 1, 2020