Many women have expressed online their protest and devastation following the new wave of anti-abortion laws across the United States. Female celebrities such as Alyssa Milano have called for a sex strike and Tomi Lahren, Fox Nation host, has also decried Alabama’s total ban as “too restrictive.” Singer, Pink also lashed out at the white male state senators from Alabama for passing the bill that will make it illegal to get an abortion, even for those who were raped or are victims of incest.
However, another female celebrity is calling out two white women, Rep. Terri Collins and Gov. Kay Ivey, who helped in ushering the legislation. Anne Hathaway, best known for her roles in Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, and Les Misérables made a post in her Instagram account and wrote, “…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 who will be poor and/or black.” Hathaway went on to end her post with “Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up.”
The actress’ posts received both positive and negative responses from social media users. One pro-abortion follower commented on Hathaway’s post, “YOU ARE A QUEEN AND I LOVE YOU! Thank you for using your platform to stand up for our rights!”
Those who are anti-abortion also left comments on her posts. One wrote, “I am so sorry I cannot be idolizing someone who is anti-life. If your mother decided to abort you when you were still unborn, then you will not be here enjoying your God-given life.”
There have also been commenters pointing out how Hathaway mentioned the races of the two legislators and how it shouldn’t have mattered. “Why you separate as black or white…I don’t think racism played a big role in signing the law.”