Come January 2020, women in Georgia, Alabama and other states across the country could face jail time for getting an abortion. The laws, which are aimed to challenge the 1973 United States Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade ruling, have enraged many women both in the states in question and nationwide.
Alyssa Milano was one of the women upset about the restrictive laws and took to Twitter over the weekend to suggest women fight back via a sex strike.
Our reproductive rights are being erased.
Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.
JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
“Until women have legal control over our bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” the 46-year-old actress tweeted. “Join me by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a sex strike. Pass it on.”
The tweet quickly went viral, but many women weren’t interested in not having sex.
Girl. No. https://t.co/gRYgIazgHc
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) May 11, 2019
— Mrs. Woolf (@dellewoolf) May 12, 2019
Um…girl 👀🙅🏾♀️ https://t.co/GxxOjRpNY4
— Erica Ifill (@wickdchiq) May 11, 2019
@Alyssa_Milano god forbid women have sex because they enjoy it. God forbid women have sex outside of marriage or monogamous relationships. Let’s stop criminalizing and restricting a woman’s right to choose and exercise her sexuality for politics. Keep politics separate. 🙅🏽♀️nope
— Aminka Belvitt (@MsBelvitt) May 12, 2019
1. I already plan on having sex this weekend.
2. My partner is pro-choice, why should he be punished? He’s not the enemy.
3. I feel like this sex strike is kinda what these uptight jackass politicians who want to illegalize abortion want? pic.twitter.com/vSZBW4hqy8
— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) May 11, 2019
me explaining to my boyfriend why we’re going on a sex strike: pic.twitter.com/AU6PYVv30C
— Eva Victor (@evavictor) May 12, 2019
What say you? Do you think in order to reverse the abortion laws across the country, should women withhold sex from their partners? Sound off in the comments below.