Alyssa Milano calls for 'sex strike' over Georgia anti-abortion law
Alyssa Milano is calling on women to stop having sex until the state of Georgia repeals its recent anti-abortion law.
Georgia is the latest among five other states - including Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota - to prohibit abortion when doctors can detect a heartbeat in the fetus.
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Heartbeats are usually detected six weeks into the pregnancy, but many women won't be aware that they're pregnant until later.
"Our reproductive rights are being erased," Milano tweeted on Friday. "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. [sic]"
The tweet has since garnered over 7,000 likes and 19,000 retweets, and #SexStrike was trending earlier today.
Prior to the bill being passed on Tuesday, Milano wrote a letter signed by 50 Hollywood stars - including Don Cheadle and Amy Schumer - vowing that they would fight against the state if the law came to fruition.
And that's exactly what 46-year-old actress is doing now.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the former child star explained that she is contractually obligated to film for Netflix's Insatiable in Georgia, but is fighting against the decision.
"I have to be there for another month but you can be sure I will fight tooth and nail to move Insatiable to a state that will protect our rights," Milano wrote.
"And if it doesn’t move to another state, I will not be able to return to the show if we are blessed with a third season. This is my leverage. I will use it for the betterment of society and our great country."
Georgia's anti-abortion law will take effect in January.