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Tiffany Haddish Cancels the Atlanta Show Over Georgia's Abortion Law



Comedian Tiffany Haddish drew the plug on her June 22 show in Atlanta in protest over Georgia's controversial new abortion law.

Abortion law "heartbeat", signed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) last month, bans the procedure as soon as a doctor can detect fetal heart activity, which usually happens about six weeks in pregnancy – when many women are unaware that they are pregnant.

"After much deliberation, I shoot out my upcoming show in Atlanta" Haddish said in a statement to CNN on Saturday. "I love Georgia, but I have to stand with women and until they recall action HB481

, I can't do it in good faith."

Haddish was scheduled to perform at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. The venue will offer refunds to anyone who bought tickets for the show, a spokesman for the PR company representing the Fox Theater, told CNN.

Several celebrities, including Jordan Peele, Ben Stiller and Alec Baldwin, have spoken to the law. Large production companies, including Disney and Netflix, have threatened to reconsider the film in the state over the ban.

David Simon, creator of HBO's "The Wire", tweeted last month that he would only "perform production where all citizens' rights remain intact."

Former Georgia Democratic governor candidate Stacey Abrams has encouraged filmmakers and celebrities to continue working in the state despite the law.

"Although I support those who want to live their values ​​by not fetching their resources here, I do not want to harm Georgia's citizens doing this work," she told MSNBC last month.

She has encouraged individuals and companies to instead donate to American civic freedom union and reproductive health organizations.