Washington - Alyssa Milano is voicing her opposition to new antiabortion legislation - and she's doing so with a political tactic dating back to ancient Greece.
The actress and activist has proposed a good, old-fashioned sex strike to stand up for women's reproductive rights. Georgia's new abortion law - among the most restrictive in the United States - will ban abortions after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, and others states, including Mississippi and Ohio, have passed similar "heartbeat" bills.
Milano posted a call to arms Friday on Twitter, urging people to abstain in protest.
"Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," the actress wrote. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I'm calling for a #SexStrike."
The idea bears an uncanny resemblance to Aristophanes's ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata," in which a woman persuaded other women in warring cities to withhold sex from all the men until they put an end to the Peloponnesian War at the end of the 400s, B.C.