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OpinionNetflix And Disney Don’t Get To Decide Georgia’s Abortion Laws

18:18  03 june  2019
18:18  03 june  2019 Source:   thefederalist.com

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Netflix is saying it will “rethink” its investments in Georgia because of the fetal heartbeat bill that was signed into law by Gov. For now, Netflix will continue filming “Ozark” and other shows in Georgia . But the media giant says it very well might leave if the law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

And Disney Don ' t Get To Decide Georgia ' s Abortion Laws thefederalist.com/2019/06/03/net… Any employer that will consider doing business in Georgia has to consider the risk to any female employees that they Her death galvanized Irish citizens to overturn their draconian abortion laws .

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Netflix is saying it will “rethink” its investments in Georgia because of the fetal heartbeat bill that was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. The law, formerly House Bill 481, is formally known as the "Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act." It prohibits abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law allows exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

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In this video I discuss Disney , Netflix and WarnerMedia threatening to boycott the state of Georgia over their new abortion restrictions, which may soon be introduced.

Georgia ’ s Republican governor signed into law on May 7 a ban on abortion after a doctor can detect a Asked if Disney would keep filming in Georgia , Iger said it would be “very difficult to do so” if the In the meantime, Netflix will continue production there for now and work with groups that are fighting

For now, Netflix will continue filming "Ozark" and other shows in Georgia. But the media giant says it very well might leave if the law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

Of course, the odds are quite high that a lower court will block the law and thus give the Supreme Court the opportunity to consider its constitutionality and that of similar laws around the nation. Netflix likely knows this, and I can only conclude that its statements related to the Georgia fetal heartbeat law is the company's way of firing a warning shot to Georgia and similar states: Conform to our Hollywood ideals and values, or we won’t give you our business.

This is very disappointing, because the Georgia fetal heartbeat law is the very essence of democracy and of our republic. The Georgia bill passed by a vote of 92-78 in its lower house and by a vote of 34-19 in its upper house before being signed into law by Kemp. The people of Georgia, through their democratically elected officials, weighed in on the very important issue of when life begins. They decided to protect what they define as vulnerable human beings.

All the states taking up new abortion laws in 2019

All the states taking up new abortion laws in 2019 In 2019, states are taking action to restrict or expand access to abortion amid a national debate over Roe v. Wade.Multiple states such as Kentucky and Georgia have passed bills that ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of pregnancy, while Alabama recently passed the strictest abortion law in the country, banning the procedure with few exceptions.Several other states are considering "trigger" laws that go into effect to ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned, while other states like New York have passed bills that enshrine abortion rights.

The two major studios both spoke out against the new law , which could all-but eliminate abortion in the state.

Netflix and Disney have come under pressure from abortionists in Northern Ireland after both companies issued public statements indicating that they were considering withdrawing from the State of Georgia in the United States over its plans to introduce laws prohibiting abortion after 6 weeks.

But now, the streaming company that employed Kevin Spacey for years as he harassed cast and crew on the set of "House of Cards," decides threats of their abandonment should dictate the laws of Georgia (and presumably other states with like-minded legislators and constituents).

Disney is now making similar threats should the law go into effect as intended on January 1. But Disney and Netflix should not serve as the pilots of our moral compass in this country. Netflix, for one, has been accused of not paying its fair share of taxes, and its juggernaut status in entertainment could mean that its size and deep pockets could become influential in policy matters down the road. Perhaps its challenge to the Georgia bill is its way of testing the waters.

Consumers should fight back and let Netflix know that it can’t transplant its values to Georgia or any other state exercising its system of democracy.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill into law on May 7. The measure, set to go into effect January 1, would ban abortions after a fetal Executive producers for "The Power," an Amazon show by Sister Pictures, recently said the creators of the series decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia .

Disney is joining Netflix in threatening to leave Georgia if the abortion law is enacted. Yahoo Finance' s Dan Roberts, Akiko Fujita, Sibile Marcellus and Alexis Keenan discuss.

It’s worth pointing out that the drama over Netflix and the new abortion law is a consequence of different states offering tax incentives to entertainment production crews. As California became increasingly expensive, states passed bills that were too good for production crews to pass up.

The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia either in a single production or on multiple projects. The state grants an additional 10 percent tax credit if the finished project includes a promotional logo provided by the state.

So it appears Netflix loves bills that give it huge tax breaks and enables it to avoid the high California taxes. Netflix just also wants to import blue state abortion policy wherever it goes.

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