Here is the text of one of the letters lawmakers in our state received from a group of Hollywood actors. Their assumptions in this letter indicate their utter disregard for anything that stands in the way of money and that they can not comprehend anyone who would stand on principle. Their arguments, unfortunately, reflect a large portion of our nation’s population. Notice also that they assume anyone who would vote against this could only be a man. I received this document from a very pro-life Legislator who is a female.
As actors, our work often brings us to Georgia. We’ve always found your state to be populated with friendly and caring people. We’ve found the hotels in which we stay and the restaurants in which we dine while filming there to be comfortable and of high quality. We’ve been glad to bring billions of dollars in revenue to support Georgia’s schools, parks, and communities.
But we cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 become slaw.
This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional. 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.
We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents “I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.” It’s not the most effective campaign slogan, but rest assured we’ll make it yours should it come to pass.
This is the precipice on which you stand.
We want to stay in Georgia. We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses, and communities we have come to love in the Peach State. But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.
You have a choice, gentlemen. We pray you make the right one.
With Love for the People of Georgia and in Solidarity with Women,