Hollywood Holds Georgia Hostage!
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They are literally threatening the state unless they comply.

Georgia lawmakers Friday turned aside threats from Hollywood celebrities and gave final legislative approval to a bill that would ban most abortions in the state.

One day after the Writers Guild of America threatened that Georgia would pay a steep fiscal price if the anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill wins final approval, a coalition of Hollywood celebrities joined with Alyssa Milano to warn that they, too, will push for the entertainment industry to flee the state if, as is likely, the bill becomes law.

A letter to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been signed by nearly 50 stars including Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Gabrielle Union, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Don Cheadle, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford and Amber Tamblyn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

However, if the letter’s goal was to short-circuit the bill, that strategy failed.

On Friday, the Georgia House gave the bill final legislative passage by a 92-78 vote, one vote more than the bare minimum needed to pass.

Last week, Georgia’s Senate approved the law banning most abortions after six weeks from conception, the time at which a baby’s heart starts to beat. Kemp has indicated he would sign the bill if it cleared the legislature.

But the law has run afoul of what the celebrities will support.

“This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” the letter from the Hollywood celebrities read. “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office.

“This bill would remove the possibility of women receiving reproductive healthcare before most even know they are pregnant and force many women to undergo unregulated, hidden procedures at great risk to their health.”

The letter closed with a clear threat.

“We want to stay in Georgia,” it said. “We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses, and communities we have come to love in the Peachtree State. But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law. You have a choice, gentlemen. We pray you make the right one.”

Many on Twitter suggested the actors leave Georgia’s policymaking to Georgians.

Republican State Rep. Trey Kelley was not intimidated.

“I think it’s sad that some will try to use the movie industry to stop good legislation in Georgia. But with any proposal I do — and I know many members of (the Republican) caucus — weigh the merits of the legislation, they don’t pay attention to what special-interest groups have to say about it,” he said, according to The Journal-Constitution.

State Rep. Ed Setzler, who sponsored the bill in the House, said the bill represented what “commonsense Georgians” were about.

“This bill recognizes the fundamental life of the child in the womb is worthy of legal protection and balances that basic right to life with the very different situations women find themselves in in pregnancies,” he said.

But many Democrats were siding with Hollywood, including Stacey Abrams, who lost the governor’s race to Kemp last year.

Mississippi recently passed a similar bill. “Heartbeat” legislation also has been proposed in Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and Ohio.

Src: The Western Journal

7 comments
  1. WHO THE FUCK DO THESE SCUM SUCKING COCKROACHES THINK THEY ARE??? GOD???
    I SAY BOYCOTT EVERY TV SHOW AND MOVIE THESE COCKROACHES WERE EVER IN!!!
    AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT PUT THEIR SALARIES WHERE IT SHOULD BE, BEINGS THEY TELL YOU HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE LET’S GIVE THEM A GENEROUS PAY LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA, $500 A WEEK SHOULD BE PLENTY AND IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT I’LL EXPLAIN TO THESE COCKROACHES HOW TO BUDGET, THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THEIR DEMORAT SCUM SUCKING COCKROACHES THEIR GOOD AT TELLING YOU HOW TO BUDGET AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.

  2. TELL THESE SCUM SUCKING COCKROACHES TO GO FUCK OFF!!! WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE???
    GOD??? THEY NEED TO COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH AND OUT OF THAT VACUUM THEIR IN. THEY SHOULD ALSO HAVE THEIR SALARIES IN LINE WITH THE REST OF AMERICA, I SAY $500 A WEEK IS ENOUGH AND IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THEY NEED TO HEED THE ADVICE OF THE OTHER SCUM SUCKING COCKROACHES LIKE POOLOSI, SCUMER,MAXI PAD OR ANY OF THOSE DEMORAT SOCIALIST BOTTOM FEEDERS THEY ARE EXPLAINING THIS CONCEPT TO US ALL THE TIME. YOU HOW TO EAT AND SHIT, WALK TO THE STORE INSTEAD OF LEAVING A CARBON FOOTPRINT ETC. THEY HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

  3. God designed women to bear children. You will be punished for this. Feeling the way and acting the way you are is the greatest disrespect to God. If you feel this way, why did you have children?

  4. Tell these dense dumb ignorant inbredd ASSWIPES in hollywierd to shut up and go away. Its not the tax over burdened state that they live in. This state has honest hard working GOOD people that have legally voted in a law and that’s what they want . So shut up you idiots in hollywierd and leave the people of other states alone.

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