Proving that it won’t be controlled by the threats of the Hollywood elite, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the highly controversial “Heartbeat Bill” into law.
According to the Daily Wire, Kemp signed the bill into law on Tuesday “with a flourish.” The bill would protect a child from abortion in most cases if a heartbeat was detectable.
“(The bill) is very simple but also very powerful: a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection. I realize that some may challenge it in a court of law,” said Kemp. “But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We are called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.”
Georgia had been threatened by Hollywood actors who attached themselves to an open letter written by actress/activist Alyssa Milano that called the bill “dangerous” according to Deadline:
“This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” the letter states (read it in full below). “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office. This bill would remove the possibility of women receiving reproductive healthcare before most even know they are pregnant and force many women to undergo unregulated, hidden procedures at great risk to their health.”
The letter threatened that the actors would “do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”
Co-signers included Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman, Sean Penn, Rosie O’Donnell.