Comedian Tiffany Haddish takes a stand against restrictive Georgia abortion law.
What We Know:
- Tiffany Haddish was set to perform at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on June 22. She canceled her stand-up show in response to the “heartbeat bill” that was passed in May.
- Haddish released a statement saying, “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.”
- The restrictive law bans abortion once a “fetal heartbeat” can be detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.
- Haddish joins fellow entertainers like Sophia Turner, Jessica Chastain, Alec Baldwin and Gabrielle Union, who refuse to film in the Peach State.
- Several entertainment giants like Netflix, CBS, NBC and Walt Disney have threatened to take their business elsewhere should the abortion law be upheld.
- According to state officials, the film industry provided 92,000 jobs in 2018. The entertainment industry is leveraging its power to make a statement against the new legislation.
Georgia is facing the consequences of its controversial law.