Celebrities, athletes and other entertainers called out Alabama’s politicians after a near-total ban on abortion passed the state’s Senate on Tuesday night.
Doctors who perform abortions at any stage of pregnancy will face a minimum of 10 years in prison under the law, which has no exceptions for rape or incest but does include one for cases where the life of the mother is at risk.
Since the Alabama House passed the Human Life Protection Act last month, it will now go to the desk of Gov. Kay Ivey (R), who has not yet said if she will sign it.
Actors, athletes, writers and producers raised their voices on Twitter to express outrage over the bill:
Not one uterus. NOT ONE UTERUS. https://t.co/WDnTzrU00Z— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 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
Do what the Alabama government refuses to do: help women by donating to the https://t.co/VxouPOI5gt. Donating is as easy as flicking an embryo out of a uterus should be.— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) 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
Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law - Those fuckers!!! And this is the very first time I used this word in almost 100.000 tweets and retweets...— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) May 15, 2019
Even in the case of RAPE or INCEST!!! https://t.co/ie5sQw25Bo
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
In Alabama, life begins at rape.— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) 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
There is a cold place in hell for the Alabama Senate.— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 15, 2019
Y’all need to stop saying Alabama or Georgia lawmakers are hicks or hillbillies etc. What they are is systematically dismantling women’s rights one state at a time to eventually overturn Roe v Wade and before long it will be your state legislators.— roxane gay (@rgay) May 15, 2019
32 percent of Alabama children do not have access to healthcare— Lizz "Abortion AF" Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 15, 2019
Dear Old White Men:— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 15, 2019
If you want to stop more abortions, ban Viagra™.
For I say unto thee: The Lord must have had His reason for you not being able to get it up. Glory! https://t.co/zngzkICVic
Make your easy jokes about Alabama and Georgia, but remember: the people who actually live in those states do not want this https://t.co/NR6FGaahBM— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) May 15, 2019
Talibama has done all it can to drive us backward 200 years. Is it any coincidence or surprise it’s one of the worst states to live in?https://t.co/KlZbcbMVox— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) May 15, 2019
This is a direct consequence of Donald Trumps presidency (he said “there needs to be punishment for the women” during campaign) & Brett Kavanaughs nom. Everyone needs to see this for what it is- a religious minority is emboldened & trying to steal rights from women/ overturn Roe.— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) May 15, 2019
there's not a single thing in this world a male could experience that would even come close to the indignity of being legally forced to carry your rapist's baby to term— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 15, 2019