The governor of Georgia signed the country’s most restrictive abortion bill into law last week, while Alabama lawmakers passed a bill poised to punish doctors who perform abortions at any stage.
Abortion-rights activists are now mounting boycotts of both states, including an effort to withdraw film business from Georgia, which offers huge tax incentives to Hollywood.
One poster circulating social media is calling for people to get gas before driving through Alabama, and to make sure that they are stocked up on food so they don’t have to make purchases in the state.
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With Georgia passing and Alabama on the brink of passing two of the country’s most restrictive abortion laws, activists have mounted boycotts against both states.
Last week, Georgia’s governor signed a bill into law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy — before many women even know they are pregnant.
Meanwhile, Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that would punish doctors for performing abortions at any stage in the pregnancy with up to 99 years or life in prison. That bill looks poised to become law, too, since the only thing standing in its way is a signature from the state’s Republican governor, who is against abortion.
While both bills will undoubtedly be challenged in the courts before they even go into effect, abortion-rights activists are calling for boycotts against both states to make their opposition to the legislation known.
One poster circulating on social media calls for anyone driving through Alabama to stock up on gas and food before their trip so that they don’t make any purchases in the state.
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May 15, 2019 at 7:24am PDT
Hollywood stars throw their weight behind the boycott
Hollywood. All your mission statements and all your HR seminars are meaningless if you are willing to enable a state that denies half the population their constitutional rights. You make enough money.
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics