Stephen Baldwin accused his brother Alec of 'perpetrating the spirit of hate' for opposing the controversial abortion ban in Georgia

Theo Wargo/NFL for CAAAlec and Stephen Baldwin also share another brother, William.
  • Stephen Baldwin recently condemned his famous brother, Alec Baldwin, for opposing the controversial “fetal heartbeat” abortion law in Georgia.
  • “for so long I’ve sat back & trusted God as my own family members have perpetrated the spirit of hate … through abortion,” Stephen wrote. “Mockery & blindness #sad #Alec #hates #pray.”
  • Alec was one of many Hollywood stars to sign a letter urging Georgia lawmakers to reject House Bill 481, which would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected.
  • A heartbeat can be can detected as early as six weeks, before many women even realise they’re pregnant.
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Stephen Baldwin recently lashed out as his own famous brother, Alec Baldwin, for the latter’s pro-choice stance.

“for so long I’ve sat back & trusted God as my own family members have perpetrated the spirit of hate … through abortion,” Stephen wrote on Twitter. “Mockery & blindness #sad #Alec #hates #pray.”

Stephen, a vocal Christian and supporter of President Donald Trump, seems to be reacting to Alec’s recent opposition of a controversial abortion law in Georgia.

Alec was one of many Hollywood stars to sign a letter urging Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to reject House Bill 481, which just passed the state’s House last week. The bill – known as the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act” but colloquially as the “fetal heartbeat” law – would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected.

A heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, and before many women even know they are pregnant.


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Stephen also went after other famous signees of the letter, including its author, Alyssa Milano.

“This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” Milano writes, according to Deadline. “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office.”

A representative for Alec didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

The signees of Milano’s letter have also vowed to boycott film and television productions in Georgia if the bill becomes a law.

“We want to stay in Georgia. We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses, and communities we have come to love in the Peach State,” the letter says. “But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”

Including Alec, 50 actors signed the letter, including Amy Schumer, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Laverne Cox, Gabrielle Union, and Amber Tamblyn.

As Rebecca Harrington and Grace Panetta previously reported for INSIDER, one of the most common ways to restrict abortions in the US is to set specific limits on when women can get them.

In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court didn’t specify when abortions were legal, instead making it vaguely unconstitutional to outlaw them up until the foetus was “viable,” since the science hadn’t (and still hasn’t) determined that specific moment, medically speaking.

States have seized on this ambiguity and passed specific week bans. A whopping 43 states have passed some type of gestational limit, usually only allowing exceptions if the mother’s life is in danger.


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According to 2014 data, 89% of elective abortions occur in the first trimester of pregnancy. The vast majority of the 10% that occur after are for medical reasons.

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