On Friday night, the star took to Twitter to call for a sex strike. The move came after Gov. Brian Kemp signed one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bills, which outlaws most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetus’ “heartbeat.” That’s usually around the six-week mark and before most women know they’re pregnant.
Milano tweeted, “Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on.”
Our reproductive rights are being erased.
Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.
JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.
Living under patriarchy has already robbed me of safety, autonomy, opportunities, and trust in our institutions. Now I’m supposed to give up sex, too, and play into the fiction that it’s just a bargaining chip/transaction for women? Love you, but nope.
JOIN US in applauding @Alyssa_Milano. What do you think? Her #sexstrike actually treats preborn lives with respect. Sex does result in new human beings. Self respect & respect for the preborn people's lives probably includes abstinence in a world that exterminates the #UnPlanned. https://t.co/o0eBFZPQRh
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