Young Hollywood Against Georgia Heartbeat Bill

Young Hollywood Against Georgia Heartbeat Bill

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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 Georgia 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:

Stranger Things, 7 Little Johnstons, Conjuring 3, Council of Dads, Creepshow, Deputy, (Future) Cult Classic, Insatiable, Labour of Love, Power Star Live, Reckoning, Say Yes to the Dress, The Baker and the Beauty, The Heart of Life, The Liberator, The Outsider, The Real World, Legacies, Star, Dynasty, MacGyver, Doom Patrol, Bad Boys For Life, The Act, Pudget Sound, Ambitions, The Glorias: A Life on the Road, Zombieland 2, Lodge 49, Dish Nation, Iyanla: Fix My Life Season 6,  Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Live to Tell, Mama June, The Aquarium, Stargirl, Intolerable with Nancy Grace, Jumanji 3, Power Star Life, Reckoning, The Liberator, Star Crossed, Lost and Found, Cipher, Greenleaf, Untitled Marsha Blackstone Project.

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 adding your name to the list and donating whatever you can to help keep Planned Parenthood running. Once you've signed your name, please consider donating any amount you can here!

In Solidarity with:

Young Entertainment Activists 

Women Wednesdays 

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