Abortion ban causes three movie production companies to turn their backs on Georgia

Now that Georgia’s heartbeat bill has been signed into law, three major production companies have vowed to never produce movies in the peach state. --Cop who held Eric Garner in fatal chokehold faces department trial Mo...


Now that Georgia’s controversial abortion bill, banning the procedure after six weeks, was signed into law this week, three major production companies have already vowed to never produce projects in the peach state.

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a restrictive “heartbeat” abortion bill that bans abortions in the state after six weeks. Many women don’t even know they are pregnant at this point.

The three production companies, Wire creator David Simon’s Blown DeadlineKiller Films and Duplass Brothers Productions have yet to shoot projects in Georgia but said they have no plans to do so now that the controversial bill has passed.

“Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?,” Duplass wrote.

“Can only speak for my production company. Our comparative assessments of locations for upcoming development will pull Georgia off the list until we can be assured the health options and civil liberties of our female colleagues are unimpaired,” Simon wrote.

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Stacey Abrams has also weighed in on the bill, calling it “bad for business” in the state.

Abrams said on MSNBC’s AM Joy that the bill threatens the state’s booming film business.

“I think Georgia has to realize that while we’re enjoying an extraordinary boom in the film industry, there is nothing that says it has to stay here,” she said. “We have to be a state that is not only friendly to businesses, we have to be friendly to the women who work in businesses.

“You should not have to worry about your ability to controlling your bodily autonomy because the governor has pushed such an abominable and evil bill that is so restrictive,” she added. “It’s not only bad for morality and our humanity, it’s bad for business.”