Women’s Group Condemns Gov. Brian Kemp’s Approval of Six-Week Abortion Ban, Urges Netflix to Stop Filming in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 07, 2019

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Women’s Group Condemns Gov. Brian Kemp’s Approval of Six-Week Abortion Ban, Urges Netflix to Stop Filming in Georgia

GEORGIA — Moments ago, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB481, which bans abortion in Georgia after six weeks—before many women even know they are pregnant.

In response, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s organization, released the following statement condemning Governor Kemp while calling on Netflix to stop filming in Georgia:

“Shame on Georgia. Shame on Governor Kemp and the Republican-led legislature for pushing legislation that puts the lives and livelihoods of millions of Georgia women at risk. Year after year, studies and polls show that the majority of Americans support a woman’s right to choose. Despite all of this, it’s clear Governor Kemp and Republicans would rather let people die than obtain a safe medical procedure.

“That is why it is so important that big companies like Netflix stand with women and refuse to film in the state until this dangerous law is repealed.  Republicans like Governor Kemp don’t care about women – but they do care about money, and Netflix brings millions of dollars to Georgia each year by filming in the state. Netflix must use this power to speak out for Georgia women, and the hundreds of women who work on Netflix productions, to set an example for the whole country that putting women in danger has consequences.”

UltraViolet commissioned a plane to fly over Netflix headquarters, warning that Georgia’s impending legislation would put millions of women’s lives and quality of life at risk.

VIEW PHOTOS HERE: https://twitter.com/UltraViolet/status/1116789193085046784

More than 35,000 people have signed onto a petition from UltraViolet calling on Netflix to speak up for Georgia women and stop filming in the State.

VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/GA_6Weekban_Netflix

 

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