Actress Alyssa Milano, one of Hollywood's staunchest supporters of abortion, is calling on women everywhere to abstain from sex.
Milano's exhortation comes as numerous states explore extending protections for unborn children. Most recently, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law a controversial "heartbeat bill," which outlaws abortion in The Peach State once ultrasound detects an unborn child's heartbeat.
What did Milano say?
"Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," the actress wrote on Twitter Friday.
"JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I'm calling for a #SexStrike," she said. "Pass it on."
Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk p… https://t.co/TsIN3KUQM7— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1557542438.0
Milano attempted to make the point that most abortion advocates make: that women should have control over their own bodies, and, therefore, should not be subject to decisions made by lawmakers that limit their access to abortion.
But as tens of thousands of people quickly pointed out, Milano's message carried more meaning than she intended.
What was the reaction?
Matt Walsh pointed out that "the only dudes affected by the sex strike are the emasculated pro-abortion guys who are already on [the pro-abortion] side."
I think this is a great idea, Alyssa! I sincerely hope that every feminist in the world joins you! https://t.co/lMfO9b6LOb— Matt Walsh (@Matt Walsh) 1557590709.0
I thought the Georgia abortion ban was a huge win by itself. But now that it‘s convinced feminists to stop having s… https://t.co/wvFhX9yqmT— Matt Walsh (@Matt Walsh) 1557591044.0
Considering that conservative men avoid feminists like the plague, the only dudes affected by the sex strike are th… https://t.co/BNrTz2HUiH— Matt Walsh (@Matt Walsh) 1557592144.0
Others pointed out that Milano essentially made a pro-life argument.
@Alyssa_Milano Don’t let anyone talk you out of this Alyssa. It’s a fantastic idea. Less clients for Planned Parent… https://t.co/1vnOPXTimC— Robby Starbuck (@Robby Starbuck) 1557558057.0
Wait this is such a good idea. Don't want to get pregnant... don't have sex. It's almost like it was....... designed that way?
— madeleine kohnen (@Mrs_maddikohnen) May 11, 2019
Lol you mean abstinence is a way to avoid pregnancy? And it's a choice to abstain? This is easily the most pro-life strike I've ever seen. 😂😂😂
— Sydney Vaughn (@AHumanPerson7) May 11, 2019
Indeed, the irony of Milano's "sex strike" did not fall of deaf ears.
Does anyone else see the irony in calling for a #sexstrike to gain choice regarding unintentional pregnancies?
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) May 11, 2019
JOIN US in applauding @Alyssa_Milano. What do you think? Her #sexstrike actually treats preborn lives with respect.… https://t.co/78PPT5BBBz— UnplannedMovie (@UnplannedMovie) 1557599405.0
tfw the libs own themselves so you don’t have to https://t.co/iJKA0XADi4— Alexandra DeSanctis (@Alexandra DeSanctis) 1557578643.0
Finally, progressives are embracing the pro-life message. Don’t want to get pregnant? Don’t have sex. https://t.co/fi96VttzDo— Erick Erickson (@Erick Erickson) 1557582053.0