NEWS PROVIDED BYGeorgia Right to Life
June 4, 2019
NORCROSS, Ga., June 4, 2019 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) today added its support to a nationwide campaign demanding that Netflix keep its pro-abortion Hollywood politics out of Georgia.
"These elites are hoping we'll value bucks more than babies," charged GRTL Executive Director Zemmie Fleck." They couldn't be more wrong. Georgia is solidly pro-life and we won't be bullied."
The movement was sparked by an announcement that the film entertainment giant will consider its "entire investment" in Georgia if the heartbeat bill goes into effect as scheduled on January 1, 2020.
"We hope this campaign will send the same message to other film industry companies that have made similar threats," Fleck added.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, also said the company would work with the ACLU and others who have vowed to fight the law in court.
Robert Iger, CEO of Disney— one of the largest producers of children's entertainment—joined Netflix by threatening to leave Georgia as well.
"How utterly absurd. Mr. Iger apparently is not concerned about wiping out future children upon whom his business relies," Fleck added.
GRTL, an affiliate of Personhood Alliance, has joined in the campaign that encourages people to sign a petition opposing the move and asking signees to cancel their Netflix subscriptions. They also encourage recipients to ask their family and friends to do the same.
Currently, Georgia offers the entire film industry a 30% tax rebate, as well as a favorable business climate.
"We understand that Georgia reaps jobs and income from this relationship," Fleck said. "But shame on anyone who would trade a single innocent child's life for all the money in the world."
Each signature sends an email directly to Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. To date, he has received more than 19,000 petitions.
SOURCE Georgia Right to Life
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