Actress Alyssa Milano and about 30 other Georgia-based film and film workers urged Republican government Brian Kemp for Tuesday to veto a "heartbeat" abortion ban that has withdrawn from Hollywood characters.
Milan – which movies her Netflix comedy "insatiable" in Atlanta – delivered a letter to Kemp's statehouse Atlanta office, signed by other prominent Hollywood actors before talking about the bill.
The so-called "Heartbeat" bill would prohibit most abortions in the state after a heartbeat is discovered – which may come as early as six weeks before many women know they are pregnant. It would not apply in case of rape, incest or if the mother's life is in danger.
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"We must do everything to move our industry to a safer state for women if HB 481 becomes law , "said Milan according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Last month, she tweeted the bill would "strip women into their bodily autonomy."
But Georgia's state rep. Dominic LaRiccia, a Republican, confronted Milan outside Kemp's office and asked which Georgian district she was voting for. She replied that she is currently working in the state but does not live there.
Legislation was approved last week and supported by Kemp, who told the journal's constitution that he would not be weakened by Milan's arguments against the proposal.
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"I can't control because I'm worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks of me," Kemp told the newspaper. "I ran these issues for the last two years and I was elected with the largest number of votes in Georgia's state and I do what I told people I wanted to do."
"I can govern because I'm worried about what someone in Hollywood is thinking of me. I ran these issues over the last two years and I was elected with the largest number of votes in Georgia's state."
Before passing last week, movies and crew members sent letters to production companies HBO, Sony, Disney, Universal, Marvel and Netflix, and urged them to publicly oppose the bill. Georgia has become a major hub for the film industry because of its generous tax credits.
The state had 455 productions in the last financial year and generated 9.5 billion. Dollars in financial impact and 2.7 billion. USD in direct expenses. ] Actress Alyssa Milano, on the left, delivers a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's office describing her opposition to HB 481 in the state Capitol on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Atlanta. HB 481 would prohibit almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. (Associated Press) “/>