New Georgia law effectively bans abortion in the state

Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is interviewed by media during unity rally in Peachtree Corners Ga. Kemp and fellow Republican Casey Cagle faced off in a heated gubernatorial primary runoff race which Kemp

"Here is the reality - no bill that criminalises abortion will stop anyone from making this incredibly personal choice, but these laws will put more women at risk", the 39-year-old told her audience. The law is set to go into effect January 1.

"Add my company to the list", Neal Dodson of CounterNarrative Films tweeted soon after Vachon and Simon announced their own boycotts. Georgia, however, is the only state that is now losing a major industry because of it. Georgia has flourished as Disney, Sony, MTV, Lionsgate and numerous other companies have shot films there. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill, surrounded by supporters and Georgia lawmakers, in his office Tuesday morning. Yesterday in Georgia, a bill was signed into law that would impose a life sentence-or even the death penalty-for women who elect to abort after a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Christine Vachon, the CEO of Killer Films, also said her studio won't consider Georgia for any projects "until this ridiculous law is overturned".

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said that will be watching the Georgia law closely as it faces challenges in court.

Milano is an outspoken activist who often speaks about the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, among others, and previously called on productions to no longer film in Georgia following Kemp's controversial election amid accusations of voter suppression past year. However, the law allows exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

Kentucky, Mississippi and OH signed similar Bills into law this year, and Florida, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas are expected to follow.

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as that Georgia bill was known, was perceived by many as an anti-LGBTQ act, and a number of Hollywood figures said they would boycott the state if it was passed. Philipps also alleged in the memoir that actor James Franco assaulted her in 1999 while they were filming the "90s sitcom, "Freaks and Geeks".

"Under 50 years of Supreme Court precedent, this abortion ban is clearly unconstitutional", ACLU of Georgia Legal Director Sean Young said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

"We can not change our values of who we are for money", he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We can't imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents, 'I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state's economy.' It's not the most effective campaign slogan, but rest assured we'll make it yours should it come to pass", the letter reads.

Georgia is attractive to the companies, however, because the state provides up to 30 percent back in tax incentives.

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