Anne Hathaway slams 'complicity of the white women' supporting abortion bans

A new wave of anti-abortion legislation has prompted outcry from several celebrities, with Alyssa Milano calling for a sex strike in protest and even Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren decrying Alabama’s new ban as being “too restrictive.”

While stars like Pink have lashed out at the white male Alabama state senators who passed a bill making it illegal to get an abortion after 6 weeks, even in cases of rape or incest, Anne Hathaway is reminding her fans that two white women also helped usher in the controversial legislation.


As the Oscar winner noted, the bill was sponsored by Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins (R) and signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey (R).

“As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which — make no mistake — WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black,” she wrote. “Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up.”

Her post included a photo of a protest sign and screenshots of statements slamming the ban, including a tweet from Sen. Bernie Sanders and an interview writer Lindy West gave on The Daily Show, arguing that criminalizing abortion would “keep people trapped in poverty for generations.”

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Hathaway’s pro-abortion-rights post divided her fans. While many lauded her for speaking up — “YOU ARE A QUEEN AND I LOVE YOU! Thank you for using your platform to stand up for our rights!” one supporter wrote — followers with anti-abortion views objected to her words.

“A baby isn’t a ‘woman’s body,’” one man wrote.

“You are so wrong,” read another comment. “I am educated. I am a woman. I believe an unborn baby is a life that is being taken. Have you ever heard of a woman dying because she didn’t have an abortion?”

“I am so sorry I cannot be idolizing someone who is anti-life,” added a commenter. “If your mother decided to abort you when you were still unborn, then you will not be here enjoying your God-given life.”

Another angry commenter called the Devil Wears Prada star “another actor who thinks thats being famous gives them right to give an opinion on something they have not a bit of understanding.”

Some commenters were offended that Hathaway pointed out that Collins and Ivey, as well as the male state senators who passed the anti-abortion bill, are all white.

“I don’t see the point of highlighting the color of the skin of senators or people ... doesn’t matter!” complained a follower. “Why you separate as black or white ... I don’t think racism played a big role in signing the law.”

“Who the hell cares if they are white or not, why is it highlighted?” fumed another critic. “Racism all around.”

Hathaway isn’t the first star to single out Gov. Ivey. “Shame on you,” Rihanna told the politician in a heated Instagram post of her own last week.

See how more stars reacted to Alabama's abortion bill:

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take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America. Governor Kay Ivey...SHAME ON YOU!!!!
#AlabamaAbortionBan #Alabama #AlabamaSenate #NoUterusNoOpinion #PlannedParenthood #ProChoice I love you Alabama pra… https://t.co/A7HQVGoMGA
Take a minute to read this. It’s maddening. We are regressing. https://t.co/cQptvKZAar
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These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is… https://t.co/L4dMJvQLdD
Of those 25 men who voted to ban abortion in Alabama, I’d like to know how many of them have ever been pregnant. Or… https://t.co/9fJ1ozgZNs
This week, 25 old white men voted to ban abortion in Alabama even in cases of incest and rape. These men in power are imposing their wills onto the bodies of women in order to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate the industrial prison complex by preventing women of low economic opportunity the right to choose to not reproduce. The states trying to ban abortion are the states that have the highest proportions of black women living there. This is about class and race and is a direct attack on the fundamental human rights women in the US deserve and are protected by under Roe vs. Wade. Our bodies, our choice.
1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do t… https://t.co/wOeNHDk5fl
Good grief. Women should have the same autonomy over our bodies that men do. If we don’t have autonomy we don’t ha… https://t.co/XCuHppUK3O
There is a cold place in hell for the Alabama Senate.
This is awful. Outrageous. Unconstitutional. https://t.co/CkDZ25urC2
The retrograde Alabama criminalizes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP m… https://t.co/tjchsPYH4M
There have been nearly 30 bans on abortion introduced, passed, or signed into law in statehouses around the country… https://t.co/poClhe5uG5
THE GOAL IS TO CONTROL WOMEN. https://t.co/EZ4G6zbxUw
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
SHAME ON ANYONE INVOLVED IN THIS. #Alabama https://t.co/7G67TfS2HB
The news about Alabama tonight is horrifying. See below for a good local place to donate to fight this. My God what… https://t.co/uhpsc7HGXr
Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep goi… https://t.co/TapGRQxc9h
Do what the Alabama government refuses to do: help women by donating to the https://t.co/VxouPOI5gt. Donating is as… https://t.co/h8Ef8mt5uv
Every single State senator who voted to restrict reproductive rights for women, was a man. https://t.co/ImAwZfFN4Z
Good morning, women. Make no mistake. This is war.
You’re right to be horrified. Your life and your body are your own. Now we find ways to help those most impacted. L… https://t.co/g3q9cX33jx
This only ends with impeachment - and people in the streets RT @AshleyBC137: 😳😨 https://t.co/Vp3avCA12n
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