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Tiffany Haddish Postpones Atlanta Show Because of Georgia's Abortion Law

By Daniel Goldblatt

Tiffany Haddish is the first celebrity to cancel an appearance in the state of Georgia over their recently adopted, and controversial, new abortion law.

The comedian was scheduled to appear at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on June 22.

She released a statement on Saturday saying, "After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there."

While many celebrities and production studios have talked about canceling work in Georgia, Haddish is the first performer to cancel a live show because of the law.

The venue announced it would be giving ticket holders refunds and no new date has been set. Haddish has a show scheduled for next week in Miami but that would be the last one after the Atlanta cancelation.

A report last year in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 the state of Georgia brought in $2.7 billion from TV and film production.

The law in question would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. Unless a court intervenes, it is scheduled to go into effect in 2020.

Last month, "Saturday Night Live" vet Kristen Wiig announced she had withdrawn from a planned shoot in Georgia for her upcoming film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar.”

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