Alyssa Milano isn’t the only celebrity speaking out against a new wave of legislation restricting abortion rights. After Alabama’s State Senate passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, including those necessitated by cases of rape or incest, actor Chris Evans took to Twitter to slam the “absolutely unbelievable” news. The Avengers: Endgame star, who has made no secret of his disdain for Donald Trump, also said these restrictions would put Roe v. Wade at risk and urged his fans to vote.
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019
The actor’s fans praised him for speaking up on behalf of abortion rights — though he also got called out for his recent meet-and-greet with Republican congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, who is anti-abortion.
i love an educated man that sticks up for women’s rights pic.twitter.com/zJPfNvtDlf— 𝘫𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘹4 (@gwsmcu) May 15, 2019
Yo Cap, you dealt with time travel. Any chance you can help get Alabama out of the 1800’s?— Scott Welsh (@SHW11990) May 15, 2019
Thank you for using your voice and your platform for this. It's really important.— Chris Evans Brasil (@chrisevansbrcom) May 15, 2019
Captain America for President.— Matthew Morrissey (@A21starman) May 15, 2019
Even Captain America knows banning abortion is completely wrong. :(— ana gé. (@anag_g) May 15, 2019
WE LOVE A WOKE AND INTELLECTUAL KING— ⍟ sara ⎊ (@ironparkerca) May 15, 2019
And this is why Chris Pratt was clearly NOT the best Chris in Endgame.— michael levine (@michaellevine2) May 15, 2019
Other stars shared Evans’s outrage. Actress Milla Jovovich reacted by sharing her “horrific” abortion experience, while the likes of Sarah Silverman, Jameela Jamil and Ava DuVernay slammed Alabama’s legislation on social media.
Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up. https://t.co/kIz78uAU1T— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 15, 2019
Good grief. Women should have the same autonomy over our bodies that men do. If we don’t have autonomy we don’t have equal rights.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 15, 2019
This is devolution https://t.co/GSPe5O4pLK
If men got pregnant there would be walk in abortion clinics on every corner~ birth control would be sold in pharmacy dispensers, corporations would include pregnancy termination with their benefits, and every sizable company would have its own quality child care center.— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) May 14, 2019
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