Actress Alyssa Milano may have shocked viewers of Cuomo Prime Time Tuesday when she said that she is “pro-life.” Milano made headlines last week when she called for a sex strike in response to Georgia’s recently passed “heartbeat bill,” which many activists believe will make abortion all but illegal in the state.
“I don’t think there’s a human on the planet that is not pro-life. Nobody wants to get an abortion. Nobody. We are all pro-life,” Milano said. “But there are circumstances that we cannot avoid. There’s the mother’s health. There’s just not being ready, ya know, and what that means financially and for someone’s destiny. This is an economic issue.”
Our reproductive rights are being erased.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.
JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.
I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/uOgN4FKwpg
Multiple states have recently introduced anti-abortion bills, including Alabama where a bill passed the state senate Tuesday night banning nearly all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. But Milano believes that these laws will not affect every citizen equally. According to Milano, there are those who will be able to skirt the laws in their own states, while many more women will be left without a choice.
“I feel like any woman of privilege that lives in one of these states, if this goes through, they’re gonna be able to travel to a state to get safe reproductive healthcare,” Milano said. “But for the women of color, for the women who are marginalized, for the women that are low-income communities, for the women that are most at-risk, these bills are gonna be catastrophic.”
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