Here's some good news for people in the Lone Star State!
Hollywood celebrities are up in arms over pro-life legislation in Texas, which effectively bans most abortions after six weeks, when an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected.
The legislation took effect Wednesday morning after both the Supreme Court and a lower federal court of appeals refused to rule on a demand from Texas abortion providers to stay the law pending further litigation, The Daily Wire reported.
The news cued Hollywood to react on social media, which included cries about a supposed lack of women’s rights and shows of support for taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion mill.
Feminist actress Patricia Arquette warned of a Hollywood “boycott.”
Comedian and left-wing activist Amy Schumer claimed, “The newest Texas abortion ban, #SB8, gives politicians, neighbors, and even strangers the right to sue those who provide — or just help patients get — abortion after 6 wks. The time to fight for our reproductive health & rights is now!” She, too, then linked to Planned Parenthood.
Left-wing activist and frequent abortion promoter Alyssa Milano tweeted, “Let’s stop calling it an anti-abortion law and call it what it really is— #ForcedPregnancy.”
“Big Little Lies” actress Reese Witherspoon promoted Planned Parenthood during her condemnation of the pro-life legislation.
Actress and Democratic activist Eva Longoria Baston claimed the legislation is a “blatant violation to all women, especially women of color.”
But wait, there's more - Portland wants to boycott Texas too!
The Portland City Council on Wednesday plans to vote on an emergency resolution to ban city purchases of goods and services from Texas amid a backlash over the state's restrictive abortion law.
"The ban will be in effect until the state of Texas withdraws its unconstitutional ban on abortion or until it is overturned in court," Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said in a statement posted on Friday.
The Supreme Court last week delivered an unsigned 5-to-4 decision declining to block a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Portland, the biggest city in Oregon, would also ban municipal staff from travelling to Texas on official business if the resolution passes.