Fierce Abortion Advocate Alyssa Milano Now Claims She Is ‘Pro-Life’
Actress Alyssa Milano is fiercely pro-abortion.
But in an interview on CNN on Tuesday, Milano said she is actually pro-life.
“I don’t think there’s a human on the planet that is not pro-life,” she said told Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time.” “Nobody wants to get an abortion — nobody. We are all pro-life.”
“But,” Milano added, “there are circumstances that we cannot avoid. There’s mothers’ health, there’s just not being ready, you know — and what that means financially and for someone’s destiny. This is an economic issue. Just because there are women who don’t believe [in] abortion, don’t take away someone else’s right [to it].”
So she’s pro-life, but thinks some women should have abortions. Well, OK.
Milano recently called on all women to got on a “sex strike” to protest what she thinks are restrictive laws that have been passed recently in states like Alabama and Georgia. And she said that has given her a new platform.
“Look at me now. I’m on your show and we’re talking about women’s rights and how they’re being rolled back,” Milano told Cuomo.
Milano took to Twitter last week to call for the sex strike. “Our reproductive rights are being erased,” she wrote. “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. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on.”
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
Milano made sex-strike call in response to protest Georgia’s new “heartbeat bill,” which outlaws abortion after a fetus’s heartbeat is deemed detectable. The movement was widely mocked on social media, but Milano is pressing forward with the strike.
On Monday, Milano wrote a CNN op-ed with Waleisah Wilson defending her call.
“Sure, it’s been a mixed reaction, but it got the country talking about the GOP’s undeniable war on women. And let’s face it, with so much going on every day in the news, sometimes we need an extreme response to get national attention,” she wrote.
But she said a “sex strike” can be effective. “When utilized as part of a broader strategy of coordinated action, sex strikes can raise awareness and achieve a wide range of political objectives. This is just one tool available in the fight for reproductive justice and abortion access — we must also support the organizations and individuals working courageously on the front lines by supporting them,” she wrote.
As the criticism poured in, Milano took to Twitter, where she posted seven tweets defending the call, saying she is reminding people of “the Republican war against women.”
The #SexStrike tweet has reminded people of the Republican war against women.
These oppressive, regressive, forced-pregnancy bills are now being discussed in a serious manner on our national news cycle.
Please read on and share if it resonates.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 13, 2019
See the rest of her tweets here.