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Disney could pull productions from Georgia over abortion law

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Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney says Georgia’s new anti-abortion law would make it “difficult” for the company to keep filming there.

Blockbusters like Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame, were recently shot in the state, due to its generous tax breaks for film productions.

However, Iger said “many people who work for us will not want to work there” should the law go into effect and Disney  will have to heed their wishes,” he told Reuters.

Earlier this month, Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which would ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

It is scheduled to come into effect on 1 January, but is expected to face challenges in the courts.

The legislation has caused a furious backlash in Hollywood and led to calls for a boycott.

 

Via Reuters

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