Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet on Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest against strict abortion laws in the US.
The former star of Charmed and Melrose Place urged women in her tweet to stop having sex “until we get bodily autonomy back”.
Her tweet came days after Georgia became the fourth state in the US this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
“We need to understand how dire the situation is across the country,” Milano told The Associated Press on Saturday.
“It’s reminding people that we have control over our own bodies and how we use them.”
However Milano faced some criticism for her idea but also received support from fans and fellow actress Bette Midler, who joined her in also calling for a sex strike with her own tweet.