Women’s Group Flies Plane Over Netflix HQ to Urge Georgia Production Ban Over Anti-Abortion Law

IndieWire | 4/13/2019 | Staff
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National women’s advocacy group UltraViolet took its Netflix protest to the next level earlier today by flying a plane over the streaming giant’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California in order to urge the company to stop filming in Georgia. UltraViolet has been leading the charge against Netflix in the wake of Georgia’s proposed anti-abortion law, HB 481. The law seeks to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, which is before many women know they’re pregnant. Ultraviolet is calling on Netflix to stop filming in Georgia until the law is vetoed or repealed.

The plane flying over Netflix headquarters had a banner that read: NETFLIX: PROTECT WOMEN. STOP FILMING IN GEORGIA. The protest stunt came in the wake of UltraViolet’s online petition urging Netflix to stop filming in Georgia. The petition currently has over 22,000 signatures and counting. Such Netflix series as “Ozark,” “Stranger Things,” and “Queer Eye” have all shot in Georgia.

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“Women’s health care decisions should be made between them and their doctor, not politicians who are hellbent on enforcing their extreme ideological agendas on us,” Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, said in a statement. “Georgia has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the country. More women will die if this bill is enacted. If Governor Kemp signs this inhumane ban into law, any company that does...
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