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Tiffany Haddish cancels show in US state over anti-abortion legislation

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Georgia has banned the procedure once a foetal heartbeat has been detected.

Actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish has said she chose to join a boycott of the US state of Georgia after she read the state’s new anti-abortion legislation.

Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning.

“The reason that I cancelled the show, is because I read that bill,” she said.

“And I feel like everyone should just take the time to read it.”

Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish (Chris Pizzello/AP)

It was signed into law on May 7.

Haddish had been scheduled to perform June 22 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Major Hollywood studios have said they may re-evaluate filming in Georgia.

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