Netflix Threatens Georgia in Abortion Law Dispute
Netflix has threatened to pull out of Georgia if the state’s controversial abortion law is ever enforced.
Signed into law on May 7, the heartbeat abortion bill — which makes abortion illegal after a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected — has already resulted in the departure of several Georgia-based productions. Now Netflix, which shoots a number of series in the state, is threatening to do the same.
“Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to,” Netflix official Ted Sarandos says. “Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.” In the meantime, Sarandos says, Netflix will work with the Civil Liberties Union to fight the controversial law.