Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Show Over Abortion Law: "I Need to Stand With Women"
Haddish had been scheduled to perform June 22 at the Fox Theatre.
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia's new restrictive abortion law.
The Girls Trip star on Saturday sent a statement to ticketholders saying she cannot "in good faith" perform in Georgia unless it withdraws the so-called "heartbeat" bill. Haddish had been scheduled to perform June 22 at the Fox Theatre.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained the original statement given by the actress: "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."
The new law would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Unless it is blocked in court, it is set to go into effect in 2020. The ACLU has already said the group will mount a legal challenge.
Major Hollywood studios have said they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the law goes into effect.