Netflix and Kill: Media Company Threatens to Leave Georgia Because of Pro-Life Bill
Netflix announced that it is working with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to “fight” against Georgia’s newest pro-life legislation.
In a statement to Variety, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos claimed that “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law. It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.”
Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed this bill earlier in May which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Numerous actors and film production companies have threatened to leave their projects based in Georgia in protest of this pro-life bill, which is set to go into effect in January.
Sarandos told Variety, that Netflix would “rethink” its current list of productions based in Georgia once the law becomes enforced.
Sarandos expanded, “Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to.”
The Netflix official made it clear that leaving Georgia altogether is likely on the table:
Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.
With the increasing politicization of all aspects of American society, big companies like Netflix will likely start taking more politically correct positions on issues like abortion and gun rights.