ATLANTA, GA (CelebrityAccess) — Comedian Tiffany Haddish announced that she’s pulling out of an upcoming performance in Atlanta in protest to the state’s strict new abortion law.
“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta,” Haddish said in a statement to CNN on Saturday. “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.”
Haddish was scheduled to perform at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on June 22nd. With her postponement, she joins a growing list of creatives who have boycotted the state, including Ben Stiller, Jordan Peele, and David Simon. Disney’s Bob Iger and, Netflix have also indicated that they have reservations about doing business in Georgia, due to the ban.
HB481, the so-called “heartbeat” abortion law was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in May and bans abortion once a doctor can hear a fetal heartbeat, which typically begins around 6 weeks into pregnancy, often before women are aware they are pregnant.
The new law is one of a raft of restrictive abortion legislation from conservative states that are expected to serve as challenges to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade which ended the prohibition to abortion in the United States.