Directors and actors call for Georgia boycott over restrictive abortion bill

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.

Credits

Guests:

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