As the senate of Georgia continues on the track of making abortion ban bill a law, chief content officer at Netflix Ted Sarandos, is making sure that his voice is audible enough for the Republicans to understand the consequences of their actions.
On Monday, during an interview, Sarandos came forward with more of a warning and less of an opinion that Netflix will back out of the state if the law gets enacted. With the statement, Netflix has become the first production house and studio to voice the aftermath of the Republican Senate’s judgment, if the law gets implemented on January 1.
From the starting of this month, Republican Senate was involved in making some disastrous decisions, at the very least. Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill to ban abortions, after the bill got passed in a Republican controlled senate.
During his interview, Ted Sarandos said that if the bill gets enacted, Netflix will “rethink our entire investment in Georgia”.
“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law. It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court,” he continued.
“Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”
This bill involved some of the worst parts among which the prime ones are: no abortion after six weeks – a time period in which most of the women do not come to know that they’re pregnant; followed by cases of rape and incest – not an exception.
Even though many other states have passed this law, bill introduced in Georgia has received more attention as it has become one of the main hotspots for the entertainment industry, for film production.
Many projects including Disney’s “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War”; AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and Netflix’s “Ozark”, “Stranger Things” and “Insatiable” have been filmed in Georgia. The Senate might not like to see a strong source of income and employment getting dissolved within a fraction of time.
While the statement of Ted Sarandos can be seen as speaking up for the rights of the women, it might also serve another purpose of opening the eyes of Republicans that the abortion ban only violates the right women have on their own bodies.