Former Catwoman actress Anne Hathaway took to Instagram to decry the recent pro-life laws in Georgia and Alabama. Hathaway specifically claimed white women were complicit in the disproportionate deaths of poor and black women because of abortion. In her post, she claims that the lawmakers who signed and sponsored the bill that restricted abortions in most cases will be complicit in the death of poor and black women.
“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 added, “Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up.”
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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
Anne Hathaway is no stranger to making controversial statements. This past November she claimed that the United States gassed children in another Instagram post. Last summer, she claimed that black people were in fear of their lives due to the systematic abuse they faced in the United States.
The starlet isn’t the only person in Hollywood who has gone after these new pro-life laws. Other celebrities have used creative ways to protest these new laws. For example, model/actress Emily Ratajkowski posed nude on Instagram to protest against the Alalmaba Bill.
The bill passed and some projects have noted they will not be shooting in Georgia.Kristen Wigg’s production of Barb and Star Go yo Vista del Mar announced they were leaving the state.