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Hollywood's Clumsy Campaign Against GA Abortion Ban

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The passage of a Georgia state ban on abortion after a heartbeat has been detected has brought out the worst in pro-abortion Hollywood stars such as Alyssa Milano, who clumsily claimed that both the Bible and science support abortion. Say what?

USA Today is reporting on passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act (HB481), also known as “the heartbeat” bill. The bill will ban abortion after the point when a heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six-weeks gestation. The law also offers women financial assistance such as allowing her to collect child support from the father of the child to help cover the costs of the pregnancy and permits parents to claim their unborn child as a tax deduction.

Now that the bill has passed, it awaits the signature of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who has already said that he intends to sign it into law. He has until May 12 to do so.

Meanwhile, Hollywood elites are trying to punish the state by threatening to ban the filming of all movies in Georgia. According to, “Georgia has become a major hub for the film industry because of its generous tax credits,” and was home to 455 productions in the last fiscal year which brought billions of dollars into the state. Thinking they could use this leverage to stop the bill’s passage, they are trying to pressure the governor not to sign the bill.

Too bad it's not working.

Governor Kemp just told the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC): "I can't govern because I'm worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks about me. I ran the last two years on these issues, and I got elected with the largest number of votes in the history of the state of Georgia, and I'm doing what I told people I would do."

This resistance has only caused more angst among Hollywood stars such as Alyssa Milano who is currently filming a Netflix comedy in Atlanta. She hand-delivered a letter to Kemp’s office yesterday in protest of the bill.

“We are going to do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if HB 481 becomes law,” Milano threatened, according to the AJC.

Relying on the usual talking points, she claims the bill will “strip women of their bodily autonomy” and complained that “these are the men that are voting on what goes on inside my uterus.”


However, the star's theatrics were challenged outside of Kemp’s office when Republican lawmaker Rep. Dominic LaRiccia asked her which Georgia district she votes in. Milano was forced to admit that she doesn’t live in the state.

But that was not to be her last embarrassing moment.

In her haste to make what she believes is a good point, Milano took to Twitter to make the absurd claim that the Bible and science support abortion.

“I love God. I believe in God. But I don’t believe


my personal beliefs of which we can’t confirm should override scientific facts and what we can confirm,” Milano tweeted. She added the scripture verse: “‘If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?’ John 3:12”

The Stream’s Michael Brown eviscerated the star by proving just how far off-base Milano is with these claims.

First, he offered various quotes from Scripture in which God confirms the personhood of a child in the womb, such as Psalm 139:13-16 which speaks of how lovingly and carefully He forms us in the womb.

God also teaches the importance of caring for “the least of these” (Matthew 18:1-6, 10: 25:31-46) and commands us to stand up for the innocent being led to the slaughter (Proverbs 24:11-12).

As for her claim that science supports abortion, he asks: “Does science teach that the baby in the womb is simply a clump of cells or a mass of tissue? Does it teach that unborn children are not human until they leave the womb? That they do not have beating hearts? That they do not have unique DNA? That they cannot feel pain (at a certain point of development)? That they can be tossed aside for any and every reason? What ‘scientific facts’ support abortion? Can anyone name one?”

No, because there aren’t any. As Lauren Enriquez of the Human Coalition tweeted in response to Milano’s embarrassing claims: "Who wants to tell her that the fact that human life begins at fertilization has been scientific consensus for almost a century?"

Milano is suffering from the peculiar blindness that so many other feminists suffer in regard to the abortion issues. They are so wrapped up in themselves and their own interests that they become blinded to the reality that every abortion involves not just one but two distinct human beings. And in the eyes of God and millions of Americans, that "other" little human in the womb is precious.

“Can anyone truly look in the face of Jesus and see Him participating in an abortion? Can anyone see Him giving approval to a baby being sliced up or burned up or suctioned to death?” Brown asks.

“It is Alysa Milano who is misunderstanding both earthly things (here, science, but again, this is not the point Jesus was making in John 3:12). It is not surprising that she is also misunderstanding spiritual things.”

He concludes: “They are truly on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of truth, the wrong side of compassion. May God turn their hearts and open their minds, as he did many other pro-abortion champions of the past.”

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