Disney looks like it will join Netflix in suspending production in the state should the law go into effect. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has been defiant in the face of backlash noting that all life has value and he isn't concerned with Hollywood.
On Wednesday, CEO of the Walt Disney Co. Bob Iger signaled a pull-out in Georgia over the state’s new “heartbeat” legislation, which bans abortion after unborn babies’ heartbeats are detected (around six-weeks gestation).
“I rather doubt we will,” Iger told Reuters when asked about future production in Georgia.
“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” the CEO continued.
“I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there” if the law goes into effect, Iger added.