“Who’s the Boss” actress Alyssa Milano has revived her career in recent years by becoming an activist for left wing issues. From abortion to leading the “resistance” against President Trump, the 46-year-old has taken a number of principled stands for liberal causes. She just doesn’t live by any of them.
Since last year, abortion rights supporters have been fighting a proposed law in the state of Georgia that would outlaw abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Dubbed the “Heartbeat Bill,” it required a doctor to check for a “a fetal heartbeat in the womb,” which usually is possible at about six weeks.
Abortion rights advocates argue that the law is a backdoor ban on abortion, because most women are not even aware they are pregnant at six weeks.
This month, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill into law, triggering many to call for a boycott of the state until the law is overturned.
Milano herself has called for a Georgia boycott, and has promoted the fact that several film production companies have pledged to pull projects from the states in protest. Film production is a billion-dollar industry in the state, with dozens of TV shows (including “The Walking Dead”) being filmed there.
A number of feature films are filmed in the state, most recently Will Smith’s Bad Boys For Life and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Alyssa Milano has been adamant in insisting that Hollywood punish the state for passing the law, which has been heralded by pro-life activists for showing people that an unborn child is indeed a human being. “Should people wait to boycott? No. Should we keep funding states that put forth hurtful policy? No,” she said. “If you are offered a project that shoots in Georgia or are a producer considering working in Georgia or any state with a heartbeat bill, you should not take that job and you should be vocal about why you’re not taking that job.”
She also delivered a letter to the governor signed by over 100 celebrities, who all pledge to boycott working in the state because of the law. The list of actors includes Amy Schumer, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Alex Baldwin.
.@brielarson, @PattyArquette, @1SpencerGarrett, @amysmart26, @MelissaJPeltier @GraceParra360, @halfadams, @Slack2thefuture, @mrrickywhittle, @eorlins & #NataliePortman are also telling @BrianKempGA, that #HB481IsBadForBusiness. There are now over 100 signers. pic.twitter.com/tsGTzX6xLf
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 1, 2019
Despite leading the boycott of Georgia, however, Milano is actually working in the state right now. She currently stars in the Netflix show “Insatiable,” which recently began filming its second season in Georgia. Despite advocating against the state since last year, well before her show was renewed for a second season, Milano did little to cause the production from leaving the state ahead of time.
Milano isn’t quite ready to take such a personal hit by walking away from the show now. She insists she must work in the state because she in “contractually obligated” to appear in the second season. She promises, however, to move production out of the state – in the future. “I will do everything in my power to get as many productions as possible — including ‘Insatiable’ — to move out of this state which continues to put forth oppressive, hurtful policy that contradicts everything the entertainment industry stands for,” she said in a statement.
“Insatiable” was renewed last September, but the fight against Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” dates back as far as 2015, when the bill was first introduced. Gov. Kemp promised to support the bill during his campaign for governor, when he made it the centerpiece of his platform.
In response to the Georgia bill being signed into law last week, Milano has changed tactics, moving away from an outright boycott and instead, calling on women to stop having sex.
In a tweet posted Friday, Alyssa Milano said “Our reproductive rights are being erased. 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.”
Our reproductive rights are being erased.
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.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
Her announcement was widely mocked on Twitter, even by those who support abortion rights.
Seriously, I don’t get the downside here.
Pro choice feminist: “If we can’t kill our unborn babies anymore, we won’t have sex anymore!”
Pro life conservative: “Wasn’t that the idea all along? It’s working!”
I’m loving this #SexStrike idea. Fewer abortions!
— Steve Steele (@slicksteele) May 11, 2019
Yes please stop having sex, you have the support of every Republican in the country. pic.twitter.com/vl7H4uHg9Q
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 11, 2019
Milano, for her part, has continued to tweet that a sex boycott has been highly effective throughout history.
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