Anne Hathaway Calls Out Senators Who Passed Abortion Bill

Anne Hathaway Calls Out Senators Who Passed Abortion Bill

Anna Hathaway is shedding light on the “white female” politicians who panned the way for the controversial law
Anne Hathaway Calls Out Senators Who Passed Abortion Bill
Anne Hathaway

The recent anti-abortion legislation in Alabama has prompted backlash from all quarters and celebrities are not behind. Where star such as Pink have called out the “white male” Alabama state senators who passed the bill making abortion illegal after six weeks even in case of rape or incest, Anna Hathaway is shedding light on the “white female” politicians who panned the way for the controversial law.

The Princess Diaries star reminded people that the bill was sponsored by Alabama state Representative Terri Collins and signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey.

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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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“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,” the star wrote in an Instagram post. “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,” she wrote.

“Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up.”

Hathaway’s Instagram post included a photo of a protest sign and screenshots of statements slamming the abortion ban. It also included a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders and excerpts of an interview writer Lindy West gave on The Daily Show where she argued that criminalizing abortion would “keep people trapped in poverty for generations.” The anti-abortion law also garnered reaction from Alyssa Milano who called for a sex strike in protest. Even FOX Nation host and conservative Tomi Lahren criticized the ban and labeled it “too restrictive.” Sharing a collage of the senators who signed the bill, Rihanna said in an Instagram post: “Take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America. Governor Kay Ivey...SHAME ON YOU!!!!”

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