13 мая 2019 в 02:05
edhelms To my home state of Georgia:
You raised me, you made me who I am, and I love you unconditionally. Also, your #HeartbeatBill is heartbreakingly insane.
This bill, HB 481, asserts complete power over Georgia women’s bodies while ignoring the very real complexities and difficulties surrounding reproductive health. Nobody likes abortions. But keeping them safe and accessible is fundamental to our shared health and safety, and a basic expression of trust and respect for all women.
I have worked on three movies in Georgia with some of the best resources and crews imaginable. I love working there. I’ve been incredibly proud of Georgia’s growth in film production. But that production is entirely the result of generous tax incentives from the state government. The same state government that is now brutally undermining women’s health, safety and autonomy. Which is why, until the bill is gone, my production company will not be doing business in Georgia.
For a better understanding of just how frightening this law is, I’ve pasted in 3 quotes from a SLATE magazine article titled: “Georgia Just Criminalized Abortion. Women Who Terminate Their Pregnancies Would Receive Life in Prison.” (link in bio)
May 7, 2019
By: Mark Joseph Stern (1) “Anti-abortion advocates generally insist that they do not want to punish women who undergo abortions. But HB 481 does exactly that.”
(2) “A woman who seeks out an illegal abortion from a health care provider would be a party to murder, subject to life in prison. And a woman who miscarries because of her own conduct—say, using drugs while pregnant—would be liable for second-degree murder, punishable by 10 to 30 years’ imprisonment. Prosecutors may interrogate women who miscarry to determine whether they can be held responsible; if they find evidence of culpability, they may charge, detain, and try these women for the death of their fetuses.” (3) “If a Georgia resident plans to travel elsewhere to obtain an abortion, she may be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, punishable by 10 years’ imprisonment.“