By Carrie Gress
As more states pass anti-abortion laws, pro-abortion advocates are making their opinions on the issue known. Alyssa Milano just issued a state-by-state abortion bill guide for filmmakers, while networks and studios continue to double-down on their boycotts of states that have passed anti-abortion legislation.
Reese Witherspoon, who has typically stayed out of politics, had her own starlet tantrum on Twitter, ignoring the will of a large majority of her southern neighbors. Miley Cyrus couldn’t resist the limelight — she coupled with Marc Jacobs to produce a sweatshirt emblazoned with “Don’t F--- with My Freedom,” the proceeds of which go to Planned Parenthood. Not to be left out of the drama, Gucci couldn’t resist sermonizing by adding “My Body, My Choice” to pieces from their 2020 Cruise Line of clothing.
This coterie of well-heeled women and men are desperate to make their distaste of these new laws felt. Their voices join the chorus of elite women in politics, academia, and fashion, the matriarchy — who are united by one thing — to make sure abortion stays legal and unrestricted. Reading the geriatric lines used decades ago by their grandmothers and great grandmothers, they rail against the patriarchy while fomenting panic into the hearts of women about what will happen if women can’t abort their own children. This song and dance has worked for five decades. Why change the script now?