Actress, comedian Tiffany Haddish cancels show in Georgia over 'heartbeat' law

Host Tiffany Haddish attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV)
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Host Tiffany Haddish attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV)

Credit: Emma McIntyre

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Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this month because of her opposition to Georgia's controversial "heartbeat law."

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The show was scheduled for June 22. The law effectively bans abortion in Georgia after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks of pregnancy.

Haddish wrote in a statement:

“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”

Fox Theatre officials said tickets will be refunded.

Haddish starred in the hit comedy "Girls Trip" and currently stars in the television series "The Last O.G."