In an effort to “stand” up against Georgia’s controversial abortion law, Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming comedy show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
According to WSBTV, the actress and comedian is the “first major celebrity to publicly cite the law as a reason she was postponing a live concert in the state.” The law was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last month, banning abortions in Georgia around six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Haddish wrote in an official statement that she would not be performing in the state until lawmakers “withdraw” the restrictive abortion bill.
“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”
The Fox Theatre said that tickets would be refunded for the show, which was scheduled for June 22.
If the “heartbeat law” is passed, the abortion ban will become effective January 1.