(AllHipHop News) There have been calls for the film/television industry to pull its $60 billion in economic activity from Georgia after Governor Brian Kemp signed the so-called "fetal heartbeat bill." The act prohibits physicians from performing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, except in special situations.
Critics claim the law will effectively make abortion illegal in the state and could challenge the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision which provided constitutional protection for abortion. Some of Hollywood's elite - such as Alyssa Milano, Sean Penn, Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, and Gabrielle Union - signed an open letter opposing Georgia House Bill 481.
Comedian Tiffany Haddish is protesting the state as well. CNN reports the Girls Trip star postponed her June 22 comedy show at the Fox Theatre because of Georgia's abortion law. Haddish said in a statement, "After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there."
Hip Hop artists like Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, and Offset of the Migos have also taken stances against anti-abortion laws being passed across the country. Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi, and Louisiana banned the procedure at various stages of pregnancy in the first trimester. Maine, New York, Illinois, Nevada, and Vermont recently expanded access to abortions.