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Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law

/ 05:32 PM June 16, 2019
Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Image: Invision/Danny Moloshol via AP

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, June 15, saying she cannot “in good faith” perform in Georgia unless it withdraws the so-called heartbeat bill. Haddish had been scheduled to perform on Jun. 22 at the Fox Theater.

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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 is blocked in court, it is 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. HM/JB

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