Bette Midler sparked debate after suggesting that women should abstain from sex with men to protest against the controversial new anti-abortion law in Texas.

Midler tweeted: “I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress.”

The controversial new law, known as the Heartbeat Act, bans abortion once cardiac activity is detected. This is usually after around six weeks of pregnancy —  before many women even know they are pregnant.

Now Republicans in six other states — North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas and Florida — are reportedly hoping to adopt a similar law.

Midler’s tweet clearly struck a chord and has racked up more than 100,000 likes and 20,000 retweets, but as you can imagine, not all of the replies were supportive.

Many supported her suggestion, with singer Nancy Sinatra saying that her father Frank Sinatra already floated the idea decades ago.

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Actor Jane Lynch suggesting it’s “Lysistrata for modern times” in reference to an ancient Greek comedy where women withheld sex from their partners to encourage the end of the Peloponnesian War.

Others suggested Midler missed the point:

Others have been protesting in different ways online, with some flooding the Texas Right to Life website with bogus tip-offs.

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