Actor Chris Evans on Wednesday became the latest voice to speak out against Alabama’s abortion legislation, citing the bill while saying anti-abortion activists are targeting Roe v. Wade.
“If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!!” the actor, best known for playing Marvel Comics’ Captain America, said in a tweet Tuesday.
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019
Evans, the nephew of former Rep. Michael CapuanoMichael (Mike) Everett CapuanoBottom line Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy MORE (D-Mass.), has frequently used his platform to speak out in support of progressive issues, expressing frustration with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s friendship with President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE and meeting with Democratic lawmakers ahead of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address.
The Alabama bill, which passed the state Senate Tuesday, bans abortion in almost all cases, including rape or incest, only making exceptions for dangers to the life of the mother and would punish anyone performing the procedure with up to 99 years in prison. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has not yet said whether she intends to sign it.
Proponents of the legislation have expressed hope that it will lead to a Supreme Court standoff that will revisit the landmark Roe v. Wade decision with the two conservative justices appointed under President Trump.
Several other celebrities have spoken out about the legislation as well, including singer John Legend, actress Kerry Washington, actress Milla Jovovich and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi.