The Writers Guild of America has also spoken out against the bill.
WGAE and @WGAWest oppose Georgia's abortion ban legislation #HB481. This draconian anti-choice law would discourage people in our industry from working in Georgia and could harm the state's vibrant film and television industry. Full statement attached. pic.twitter.com/bAfJkhXSTv
— Writers Guild of America, East (@WGAEast) March 26, 2019
As well as a bevy of others.
Women could be imprisoned for the use of drugs–even legal, prescribed drugs–while pregnant. This bill is moving while bills to address maternal mortality, rural access to pre-natal care and more languish. The hypocrisy goes on and on and at times leaves me speechless. #HB481
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) March 25, 2019
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) March 25, 2019
So #HB481 passed. Abortions in GA will be restricted to 6 weeks — before women usually even know they’re pregnant.
Women are going to die. The number of illegal (unsafe) abortions will increase. Physicians will leave the state in fear of prosecution.
Let’s get to work.
— CiCi Adams🌸 (@CiCiAdams_) March 22, 2019
Comrades in Georgia are dropping banners in protest of a recent bill that will ban abortion in the state after six weeks, which is too soon for women to even know for sure that they've missed a period.
— holly wood phd (@girlziplocked) March 25, 2019
H.B. 481 has passed a Georgia House committee. Action is needed.
Let Georgia legislators and Governor Brian Kemp know what you think using the hashtag #HB481IsBadForBusiness. Contact information for Georgia officials and scripts expressing opposition to the bill (as well as other issues) are available here.
Update: The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 481. It will now be sent to the desk of Republican Governor Brian Kemp, where he is expected to ratify it.