Anne Hathaway slams 'complicity of white women' who backed Alabama's abortion ban
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Actress Anne Hathaway lit into what she called the “complicity of white women” while slamming the roles two white female lawmakers played in the recent passage of an Alabama bill that seeks to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. 

“Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men,” she began in a recent post on Instagram.

“HOWEVER, a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law,” she continued, referring to Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins (R), who sponsored the bill, and Gov. Kay IveyKay IveyOfficials warn of 'catastrophic' flooding as Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama Trump tells Gulf Coast residents to prepare for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Sally Overnight Health Care: Shifting CDC testing guidance sparks backlash | Democrats offer lower price tag for COVID-19 aid but stalemate persists | Trump administration to purchase 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests MORE (R), who signed the bill last week.

“As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black,” she said.

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Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law. As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black. Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up. Donate to @yellowfund, @plannedparenthood, @arc_southeast, @abortionfunds, @whoohio, @napawf, @gwafund, and the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. #Regram from @marjoriegubelmann, @rachael_britt, @rachel.cargle, @paulscheer, @berniesanders

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She then called on her followers to get involved in the fight for women’s reproductive rights and encouraged them to donate to groups like Yellowhammer Fund, which provides funding to anyone seeking care at the abortion clinics in Alabama, and Planned Parenthood.

Her comments come after thousands of Twitter users criticized the group of 25 white, male Alabama state senators who voted to send the restrictive abortion law to Ivey’s desk earlier this month.

“These 25 white men — all Republicans — just voted to ban abortion in Alabama,” Col. Morris D. Davis, who previously served as the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay during the George W. Bush administration, said in a tweet.

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“These 25 men, who will never be pregnant, just legislated more rights to rapists than to women, girls & victims of rape/incest. This is some backwards, archaic, intentionally repressive crap,” Nahanni Fontaine, who currently serves as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in Canada, also said on Twitter at the time. 

Under the bill, doctors face a maximum punishment of up to 99 years for performing the procedure.

Though Ivey has said the bill is “unenforceable” despite its passage, a number of backers have hopes that the bill, and other restrictive abortion laws being passed by Republican governors in recent weeks, set up a battle that could eventually challenge landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade.