The state of Georgia is about to lose out on some business following the fallout of the controversial “heartbeat” abortion law.
Earlier this week, Georgia governor #BrianKemp signed the law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. In response, some of #Hollywood’s major production companies are saying they will no longer film in the state of Georgia, according to @CNN.
Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows such as “The Walking Dead” and big name films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” The filming of these popular shows and movies have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor’s office announced last year.
The new law is set to go into effect on January 1st, 2020. The American Civil Liberties Union said that it plans to challenge the law in court.
On Thursday, Christine Vachon, whose company has been behind such films as “Carol” and “Vox Lux,” made her statement on the matter via Twitter.
“Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned,” she said. David Simon, creator of the acclaimed show “The Wire” is also among the list of those who are speaking out against the law.
“I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact. Other filmmakers will see this,” Simon tweeted.
The new law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as weeks into a pregnancy.
A fight to overturn this law has been guaranteed and we will keep you posted on any updates, Roomies.
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