A bit of a family feud has erupted on Twitter between openly conservative Christian actor Stephen Baldwin and his leftist brother Alec Baldwin over the latter brother’s signing a petition in protest of Georgia’s new pro-life law.
Last week, many Hollywood luminaries announced a boycott against the state of Georgia — a state sometimes referred to as the “Hollywood of the South” — due to legislators passing a fetal “heartbeat bill” that would protect unborn babies from abortion beginning at the moment doctors detect a heartbeat. One petition pushed by actress Alyssa Milano featured Alec Baldwin’s signature among other notable names such as Colin Hanks, Sean Penn, and Sarah Silverman.
Though Stephen Baldwin and his brother Alec have disagreed on politics for some time, the two have largely remained amicable on social media. For Stephen, however, his brother boycotting a state simply for wanting to protect unborn babies was the final straw, according to Fox News.
Avoided tweets like this
long as I could now
Love will ultimately wins
but for so long I’ve sat back & trusted God as my own family members have
perpetrated the spirit of hate …
Mockery & blindness
“The Usual Suspects” actor added several hashtags about Hollywood and going to hell alongside a flame emoji.
Alec Baldwin has yet to respond to his brother’s public criticism. Indeed, Hollywood’s protest against Georgia has often been marked by vile hatred and typical pro-abortion distortions, with Hollywood stars routinely characterizing the heartbeat bill as a patriarchal power grab. The letter which Alec Baldwin signed read:
This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional. As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office. This bill would remove the possibility of women receiving reproductive healthcare before most even know they are pregnant and force many women to undergo unregulated, hidden procedures at great risk to their health.
We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents, “I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.” It’s not the most effective campaign slogan, but rest assured we’ll make it yours should it come to pass.
This is the precipice on which you stand.
In an op-ed for Deadline, the petition’s leader, Alyssa Milano, viciously called the heartbeat bill a “forced pregnancy bill.”
“It should instead be called a ‘forced pregnancy bill’ — because it would outlaw abortion before a woman even knows that she is pregnant,” Milano said. “It’s the most anti-woman bill of its kind in the country, and it sends the exact wrong message about the kind of state Georgia’s leaders wish to create. In short, HB 481 would make Georgia the most regressive state in the country.”
Actress Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson in the movie “Unplanned,” fired back at Milano as a “proud Georgian” who respects her state’s decision to stand up for unborn children.
“One problem, you’re forgetting about the rights of women within the womb. If feminism is all about equal rights, then where are her rights?” Bratcher openly asked Milano.