Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Georgia Anti-Abortion Law

Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Georgia Anti-Abortion Law

Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Georgia Anti-Abortion Law

Milano says the only way to change the minds of male politicians is to withhold sex.

Georgia is one of six U.S. states that has a heartbeat abortion law. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back".

Milano, 46, who was instrumental in the #MeToo movement, called on her vast social media following to abstain from sex until the restrictive abortion law - dubbed the "heartbeat bill" - is overturned.

Milano received support from fans and fellow actress Bette Midler joined her in also calling for a sex strike with her own tweet. Until women have legal control over our bodies we just can not risk pregnancy. I'm calling for a #SexStrike.

Many followers quickly noted that the concept of women banning together to effect change by witholding sex is far from novel.

It's a story that's been adapted and restaged countless times, most recently in 2015, when director Spike Lee moved the action from ancient Greece to modern-day Chicago for his musical Chi-Raq.

"Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women", the two said in a statement, adding that the donations would go to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia, the group led by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams.

"Many Twitter users though roundly mocked the actress" idea.

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood had another extreme suggestion against abortion: mandatory vasectomies. Cause its' your body and we don't get to make that choice for you? 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.

This came after the adoption of the "heartbeat" law, which prohibits abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law is seen as a near-ban on abortion, as many women don't realize they are pregnant until the fifth week, meaning organizing an abortion before the cut-off would be very hard.

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