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Tiffany Haddish Postpones Atlanta Show To 'Stand With Women' Against Abortion Bill

The comedian is taking a stand after Georgia passed a restrictive abortion bill that effectively bans the procedure.
Tiffany Haddish Postpones Atlanta Show Over Georgia Abortion Bill
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Tiffany Haddish is taking a stand against Georgia’s abortion ban.

The comedian and actress announced that she would be postponing her Atlanta show due to the state passing a restrictive abortion bill that bans the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically happens about six weeks into pregnancy before many women even know they’re pregnant.

“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta,” Haddish said in a statement to CNN. “I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”

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Haddish was set to perform at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Saturday. Jennifer Walker of Brave Public Relations, which represents the theater, said it will be offering refunds for ticket holders.

The comedian joins a number of celebrities who have spoken out about the ban including Jordan Peele, Gabrielle Union, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Tiffany Haddish Postpones Atlanta Show Over Georgia Abortion Bill
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Politician and author Stacey Abrams, who ran against Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp during the 2018 gubernatorial election, has also been vocal about her opposition to the bill.

“I grew up in a religious family. I grew up believing that the right to an abortion was wrong. And I was wrong,” she said in a video for NowThis News. “Every woman should have a choice and that’s what we should remember.”