Georgia’s Governor recently signed the heartbeat bill into law, which bans abortion after about the sixth week of pregnancy when the heartbeat is detected. As expected, Hollywood and the ultra-liberal, pro-abortion activists have expressed their fear about what will happen now that the life of a preborn baby can be protected. (Cue the hysterics.)
Despite the fact that no self-respecting Hollywood actor or uber-liberal pro-abortion activist (who mostly live in places like New York City) would actually live in Georgia—it’s too conservative after all–they fell all over themselves trying to repeal the abortion law in a state where they didn’t live.
It didn’t work, and now some are calling for help from an unusual source: men.
For those that have watched the pro-abortion movement for years, it is a surprising turn of events. Pro-abortion activists have been trying to eliminate men from the pregnancy and abortion discussion for years—telling men that they have no voice in the abortion process, except for maybe paying for it, and that the decision to have an abortion only remains between a woman and her doctor. To ask for help from men, it seems rather obvious that the pro-abortion movement is getting rather desperate.
Alyssa Milano, one of the loudest voices campaigning against the bill (who does not live in the state), retweeted a statement by actor Russ Tamblyn (who also doesn’t live in Georgia), “Where is men’s outrage for what is happening to the rights of women right now? Where are the men journalists, politicians, husbands, fathers and peers? You’re not loud enough. Get out of your comfort and pick up the weapon of your privilege and FIGHT. This is our war, too.”
Milano is now also calling on women across the country to protest the bill by withholding sex. Now it’s unclear how a woman having a sex strike while living in, say California or New York, will have any effect on legislation in Georgia, since she didn’t identify a specific geographic location in her. It does seem to escape Ms. Milano that not having sex will also result in women not needing an abortion, which makes her strike essentially pointless.
Lauren Duca, a radical pro-abortion activist and journalist, with a shockingly vulgar Twitter feed, wrote in response to the Georgia situation, “Hey, all men? We need you to show up for this fight.”
Of course, men would, in a sense, have the most to lose if abortion becomes illegal in most cases. Instead of encouraging women who become pregnant with their children to abort, men who lack quality character might have to (gasp) take responsibility for a child that they helped create. For men who want easy sex with no strings attached, that’s a problem.
These radical pro-abortion activists are falling back on men as the initial decision to try and muster the power of Hollywood has failed. Milano first attempted to defeat Georgia’s heartbeat bill in March by relying on the power of mostly B/C list actors who signed a letter saying that they would not work in the state if the law remained. They were hoping that Georgia would blink. It didn’t.
Georgia’s economy currently benefits from Hollywood films and television shows being shot in the state, to the tune of billions of dollars a year. Some of the notable productions filmed in Georgia includes The Walking Dead and Marvel films like Infinity War and Endgame, which has currently raked in more than $2 billion at the world wide box office. A threat from some in Hollywood is not something to take lightly.
Luckily, so far, few in Hollywood have taken the bait to move their productions out of the so-called “Hollywood of the South.” The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which represents five major studios, says that they will wait until the law plays out in the courts before taking action. A logical decision from productions that have benefited greatly from Georgia’s tax benefits.
Ironically, one of the companies that has announced that it is moving locations is Blown Deadline Productions. Although not a large production company by any means, it is responsible for the critically acclaimed television shows The Wire and The Deuce. One is about the inner workings of the city of Baltimore, and the other is about the start of the porn industry in the 1970s and focuses on a female sex worker who becomes involved in creating pornography.
The creator of both series, David Simon, said to the Hollywood Reporter, “I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact.”
That seems like a rather rich statement coming from a man who created one of the most graphically sexual television shows on television that requires the use of an “intimacy coordinator” to film its most explicit scenes. Apparently, the horrific abuses and exploitation that occur in the pornography industry is worth more than the lives of preborn babies.
The pressure of Hollywood has been a failure and trying to recruit men to help with the abortion fight in Georgia doesn’t seem like it will have much effect. Despite what pro-abortion activists want to believe, the pro-life movement is winning.