While some prominent stars stay silent on political matters to avoid alienating fans, Chris Evans is standing up for what he believes.
The Captain America star has condemned the recent passing of new legislation in the state of Alabama which bans abortion in almost all circumstances.
That includes in the cases of rape or incest, though it will still be allowed if the procedure is needed to save the life of the mother.
It goes further than the recent so-called 'heartbeat bill' in the state of Georgia, which will ban terminations past six weeks of pregnancy, before many women would realise they are pregnant.
Having an abortion in Alabama will be a felony, and a doctor performing an abortion could be punished with a maximum of 99 years in prison.
Taking to Twitter, Evans appealed to fans to use their voting power.
“This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!!” he wrote.
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
Roe v Wade was the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in the US in 1973, protecting women's reproductive rights.
Evans received hundreds of replies commending his stance.
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
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
And this is why Chris Pratt was clearly NOT the best Chris in Endgame.— michael levine (@michaellevine2) May 15, 2019
literally run for president or something— abby (@ironrvgers) May 15, 2019
Thank you for using your voice to speak up and call attention to this.— Beth Beinke (@ebeinke) May 15, 2019
He joins a host of others in Hollywood who are horrified by the precedent set by Alabama and Georgia.
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
Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich also posted her account of a harrowing experience with a termination, and condemned the action taken in Alabama and Georgia.
“I cannot remain silent when so much is at stake,” she said.
Last week, several production companies, including The Wire creator David Simon's Blown Deadline, announced that they would no longer consider shooting projects in Georgia.
Shows such as The Walking Dead and Stranger Things have filmed in Georgia, because the state offers substantial tax breaks.
Marvel has also filmed many of its movies at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta.
The studio, which is owned by Disney, is yet to comment on whether it will still make its movies in Georgia, but it's next two projects are both filming in the UK.
Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, will begin filming at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire this summer, while The Eternals will roll cameras in London in September.