After the state passed the strictest abortion bill in the country on Tuesday — essentially banning a woman’s right to an abortion at any stage, including victims of rape or incest — Hollywood’s A-list took to social media to vent their frustrations.
And it’s not just the women in Tinseltown who are speaking up for the rights of women. Chris Evans, Andy Cohen, and Patrick Schwarzenegger are among the men voicing their opinions against the abortion ban too.
If Alabama’s bill does not get blocked, any doctor who performs an abortion in the state will face a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 99 to life. The only exception: a mother whose life is at risk if they give birth.
3:15 PM: Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed off on the bill on Wednesday afternoon. The bill will take effect in six months.
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God. https://t.co/DwKJyAjSs8 pic.twitter.com/PIUQip6nmw
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) May 15, 2019
Here’s what the celebrities are saying:
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up. https://t.co/kIz78uAU1T
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 15, 2019
We have become our grandparents, shaking our heads & saying, “What is the world coming to” but we’re talking about the decay of human rights instead of rock and roll.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 15, 2019
I know there are a lot of men out there who have partners who've had abortions. It's time for you to speak up and be allies. Women don't get pregnant alone.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) May 15, 2019
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2019
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) May 15, 2019
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019
Make no mistake this is an all out war against women. We must unite. We must fight! #AbortionRights
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 15, 2019
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Repost @petrafcollins … thank you @senatorboxer for a clear representation of what this really is… The “heartbeat bill” has been passed in Georgia. Even if you are a victim of rape (ect!!!) you will STILL be sentenced to life in jail for having an abortion. In what world( or time) do these men think they have the right to make decisions on a woman’s body? … This is so cruel . I hope we can continue to make this a priority in conversation between all men and women to fix this. This just makes me so sad .
1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let's share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 15, 2019
If men got pregnant there would be walk in abortion clinics on every corner~ birth control would be sold in pharmacy dispensers, corporations would include pregnancy termination with their benefits, and every sizable company would have its own quality child care center.
— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) May 14, 2019
I believe that women should have complete jurisdiction over their bodies. RT
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 15, 2019
So… will women who suffer miscarriages now be charged with manslaughter? https://t.co/5Qnu77Jpje
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) May 15, 2019
I’ve been reading about the Alabama abortion ban all morning and trying to articulate how terrifying + insane this all is but all I’m left with is this boiling feeling of helplessness + anger + fear in my chest.
how do you celebrate your mother and then seek to control her?
— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) May 15, 2019
Just so I’m understanding this correctly… in Alabama, a man who RAPES & gets a women pregnant will serve LESS time then the person that removes the embryo that was forcefully put in the victim…
— Patrick Shriver (@PSchwarzenegger) May 15, 2019
The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women's lives and fundamental freedoms.
Women's rights are human rights.
We will not go back.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2019
Men of the Alabama senate….what about your daughters? How do y’all lay your head down peacefully? You know this isn’t right.
— Stephen tWitch Boss (@official_tWitch) May 15, 2019
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) May 15, 2019
Yes, the news out of Alabama tonight is HORRIFYING. Rapists are facing less jail time than a doctor who performs an abortion on a rape victim. See below for where you can donate to help fight and hopefully reverse this sheer evil. https://t.co/wxjC2VVUcv
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 15, 2019
We are living in a nightmare. https://t.co/uZS0nD65g1
— Ben Feldman (@WhosBenFeldman) May 15, 2019