Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law.
News outlets report that the “Girls Trip” star sent a statement to ticketholders Saturday, 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 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’s blocked in court, it’s 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.
AMC network, which films The Walking Dead in the state, is the latest Hollywood studio, including Disney, Netflix, WarnerMedia — the parent company of CNN, HBO, and TNT — to threaten to pull film projects and production out of Georgia over the new abortion law. To date, no major studio has pulled projects from the state.