Sophie Turner has joined a number of A-listers in condemning the US states that are banning abortions. The 23-year-old, who played Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, has criticised Alabama, Georgia and other states that have passed a near total ban on women accessing an abortion. Since Alabama's Senate voted to pass the restrictive abortion laws two weeks ago, there has been a huge backlash against the legislation. The law would virtually outlaw a woman's right to an abortion in every circumstance, apart from if the woman's life is in danger.
Sophie has joined the growing legion of celebrities that have declared they would not work in any state that passes this law. She posted a collage of Republican politicians and their thoughts on rape and abortion that would be abhorrent to many. Sophie captioned the picture with, "Shame on you. OUR BODIES OUR CHOICE."
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Shame on you. OUR BODIES OUR CHOICE.
The Game of Thrones star was speaking about her role in X Men: Dark Phoenix, with co-star Jessica Chastain, who is also a women's rights advocate. Both actresses then revealed to Sky News that they have signed a letter which states they will no longer work in the states where women's rights are being rewritten. Sophie said, "I have yet to tell my agents I signed it. They're going to be like, 'What? You can't work in these states?' Yeah, I can't work in these states."
She then had an awkward moment when it was put to her that Game of Thrones had a lot of filming in Northern Ireland, where there are similar anti-abortion laws in place. Sophie brushed this off, saying, "There was a lot of work of Game of Thrones there. So luckily we're moving on." Chastain revealed that as well as signing the letter, she has also decided, "I'm not going to work in any state that denies rights for women, for the LGBTQ community, for anyone.
"I'm not going to work in a state that discriminates."
Earlier in the month, the 'heartbeat bill' - named due to abortion being banned if there is a detection of a fetal heartbeat - saw 50 actors declare that they would refuse to work in Georgia. Uzo Aduba, Amy Schumer, Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin, and Laverne Cox have all publicly declared that they would work in the affected states.Read More