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Alyssa Milano pushes against Georgia abortion ban, Georgia pushes back

Actress Alyssa Milano and around 30 other Georgia-based TV and film workers urged Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to veto an abortion ban that has drawn scorn from Hollywoodfigures.

Milano, who is currently filming a Netflix comedy in Atlanta, delivered a letter to Kemp’s office in Atlanta on Tuesday before speaking out on the bill.

The so-called “heartbeat bill” would prohibit most abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks — before many women know they are pregnant. It would not apply in the case of rape, incest or if the life of the mother is in danger.

“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 said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Last month, she tweeted the bill would “strip women of their bodily autonomy.”

But state Rep. Dominic LaRiccia, a Republican, confronted Milano outside Kemp’s office and asked which Georgia district she votes in. She replied she is currently working in the state but does not live there.

The legislation was approved last week and is backed by Kemp, who told the Journal-Constitution he won’t be swayed by Milano’s arguments against the proposal.

“I can’t govern because I’m worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks about me,” Kemp told the newspaper. “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.”

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