A women’s right to choose is under attack – and we must defend it.
Last week, as part of a nationwide push to limit women’s reproductive rights, Georgia’s House of Representatives passed 6-week ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill that bans most abortions.
The bill, titled HB481, or the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, would bar women from terminating their pregnancies after a fetal heartbeat is first detected, which can be as early as around the six-week mark. That is a point prior to which most women are even aware they are pregnant.
If signed into law, this legislation would be one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S. and an affront to a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.
Right now, we are waiting to see if Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp will sign this attack on the Constitution into law. Given his history on reproductive rights, it’s all too likely it will happen.
Hollywood is helping Georgia thrive, bringing production and dollars to a place where women are day by day losing their control over their own bodies.
According to the MPAA, the film and TV industry is responsible for more than 92,100 jobs and nearly $4.6 billion in total wages in Georgia, including indirect jobs and wages. We ask that those considering to bring their productions to the state boycott Georgia until legislation changes.
The following studios and production companies are currently shooting in Georgia. We ask the community, and them in particular to donate to Planned Parenthood, specifically GA Planned Parenthood Southeast. This will fund the clinics in Georgia, making reproductive health accessible, and will contribute to their legal fight against HB481 in the courts should it is signed into law:
21 Laps, Netflix Atomic Monster TLC, LMNO Productions, New Line Cinema, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, NBC, Cartel Pictures, Shudder, Broadway Video, SYFY, CBS, Playmaker Media, Will Packer Media, FOX Broadcasting Company, Sony Pictures Television, Half Yard Productions, Keshet Broadcasting, ABC, mrc, Temple Hill Entertainment, The CW, Aggregate Films, My So-Called Company, Richard & Esther Shapiro Entertainment, 101st Street Television, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Television, 2.0 Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Lee Daniels entertainment, IMN Creative, Hulu, Apple, Debmar-Mercury, OWN, June Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, AMC, 20th Century Fox Television, Harpo Studios, VH1, Film45, History Channel, GiToni Productions, WE tv Network, Mad Ghost Productions, Heartbeat Productions, Shondaland, UCP Studios, Lionsgate, TNT, Macro.
This donation means that your production stands by their female cast and crew, even if they are shooting in a place that endangers their constitutional rights.
If the bill passes, it will be one step closer to shutting the Planned Parenthood doors, which more people from your production have walked through in a time of need than you could imagine.
We are also adding our names to the list of people urging Brian Kemp to NOT sign the HB481 bill into law. Spearheaded by Alyssa Milano, include Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Gabrielle Union, Ben Stiller, Don Cheadle, Mia Farrow, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Christina Applegate, Sean Penn, Atlanta native David Cross, Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford and Amber Tamblyn, we are joining them in the fight to block this bill.
Many other Young Hollywood Organizations already support this petition, please join us in donating whatever you can to help keep Planned Parenthood running. Once you've donated, please consider signing our petition here!
In Solidarity with:
Young Entertainment Activists, Women Wednesdays, Next Step, Camel Assembly, Boy's Club, QXX, and The Femlist