Directors and actors call for Georgia boycott over restrictive abortion bill

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32nd Annual March for Life on Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC on 24 January 2005. Photo credit: Elvert Barnes Protest Photography/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

The Georgia legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat. That detection usually happens around the sixth week of pregnancy, before some women even know they’re pregnant. Republican Governor Brian Kemp is expected to sign the state’s so-called fetal heartbeat bill. The film and television industry has responded with directors and actors calling for a boycott. Georgia has used generous tax breaks to attract TV and film production for years.

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Guests:
Kalena Boller - host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s film industry podcast “The Credits”, Rodney Ho - film and TV blogger, Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill, Rebecca Mooney