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Alyssa Milano Mocked For Proposing 'Sex Strike' In Protest Of Anti-Abortion Law

Caitlyn Clancey 11 May 2019

This week, the state of Georgia made headlines after Governor Brian Kemp signed the "heartbeat law", which bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

The bill was signed into law on May 7 and will go into effect January 1.

Since news broke of the "heartbeat law", there has been great public outcry in the nation.

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Hollywood, in particular, has made its feelings about the controversial law very clear.

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The head of three production companies have announced they will no longer film within the state of Georgia.

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According to CNN filmmakers Christine Vachon, chief executive officer of Killer Films; David Simon, who heads Blown Deadline Productions; and Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions, have all come forward to announce their boycott of filming within the state.

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Now, actress Alyssa Milano has stepped up to voice her opinion on the law.

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But instead of calling for a boycott of filming within the state, like some Hollywood producers, Milano is showing her opposition to the law through a sex strike.

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On Saturday, Milano called for people to join her in her sex boycott to protest the anti-abortion law in Georgia.

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"Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," Milano tweeted. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on."

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The actress hasn't received the support she may have expected her rallying cry to inspire.

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According to Fox News, many people online have outright mocked Milano's strike and even pointed out that her call for abstinence would be supported by the likes of Vice President Mike Pence.

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Many women are saying that the sex strike is not demonstrating the feminist stance Milano thinks it is.

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"Please stop feeding the narrative that women are the providers and men are consumers of sex," one user tweeted in response. "Bribing men for equal rights with access to our bodies is not how feminism works."

Another user echoed this and said that a sex strike would only reinforce the idea "that our only value as women is our ability to provide gratification to men."

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Some have pointed out the hypocrisy in Milano's boycott.

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However, no matter what the critics are saying online, Milano appears to be rooted firmly in her cause.

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Shes's even come forward and defended herself against the critics.

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Others have come to Milano's defense and are encouraging her sex strike.

One user wrote on Twitter, "Anyone criticizing the #SexStrike is openly saying they don't believe women have a choice to have sex."

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