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Reese Witherspoon: Abortion is a ‘fundamental right’

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June 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Taking her cue from radical pro-abortion bills that passed in Nevada and Illinois, actress Reese Witherspoon posted a series of tweets in which she described abortion as a “fundamental right.”

Witherspoon (Big Little Lies, Legally Blonde) blasted laws increasing protections for preborn babies recently passed in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Mississippi.

Promising to donate to pro-abortion organizations that are seeking to overturn what she declared are “unconstitutional” pro-life laws, Witherspoon called on others to do the same. She wrote that she will donate to Planned Parenthood and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) political and legal efforts. The ACLU is challenging in court Georgia’s new sweeping protections for unborn babies, which should go into effect in 2020.

Last week, legislatures in Illinois and Nevada passed bills enshrining abortion as a fundamental right. New York’s governor signed a similar bill into law in January.

Hollywood types such as Alyssa Milano, Ron Howard, Ben Stiller, Mark Hamill, and Anne Hathaway have voiced strong support for abortion. Hathaway (Princess Diaries, Les Miserables) denounced the “complicity of white women” in Alabama who made “possible” the “awful moment” of the state’s strong pro-life law banning most abortions.

On Instagram she wrote: “As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law. As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black. Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up. Donate to @yellowfund, @plannedparenthood, @arc_southeast, @abortionfunds, @whoohio, @napawf, @gwafund, and the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. #Regram from @marjoriegubelmann, @rachael_britt, @rachel.cargle, @paulscheer, @berniesanders

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Netflix, Disney, Showtime, AMC, CBS, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, and Sony are threatening to end production in Georgia, having expressed concerns over the state’s protections for the unborn. Tax incentives in Georgia have made it lucrative for movie and TV producers to locate to the state, which now has the third largest movie and TV industry in the country. In 2018, the industry employed approximately 92,000 people and contributed about $9.5 billion to the economy. Disney co-CEO Bob Iger said: “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.”

In response to Hollywood outrage, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said, “We value and protect innocent life – even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk.”

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