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Stacey Abrams visiting Hollywood to convince studio execs not to leave Georgia over pro-life law


Dems want Hollywood to #StayAndFight in Georgia

Stacey Abrams and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. (John Bazemore-Pool/Getty Images)

Well before Georgia passed a pro-life law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, Hollywood actors and studios threatened to pull business from the state if the law took effect.

Now that the Hollywood exodus from Georgia is starting to become a reality, Democrats and pro-abortion advocates are trying to get Hollywood to change its mind, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Turns out, as much as they may feel the inability to get an abortion hurts women, so does losing the tens of thousands of jobs created by television and movie productions.

What does Gov. Brian Kemp think about this? Kemp has not shown much worry about Hollywood's threats to boycott the state, saying he prioritizes pro-life values over the "squawks" of "C-list celebrities."

Kemp also believes that if some Hollywood studios decide they no longer wants to take advantage of Georgia's tax incentives, others will take their place. Additionally, Kemp said there are plenty of Georgians who don't think the entertainment industry should be getting the incentives anyway.

Earlier this month, Kemp postponed a planned trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry. The governor now plans to make that trip in the fall.

What will Abrams be doing? When Abrams heads to Los Angeles for her June11 meeting with Hollywood representatives, she will be joined by NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue.

According to an event invitation obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the meeting will focus on "the reality that employees in the state may not have full access to healthcare or the freedom to make decisions about their futures and their families."

Abrams, using a social media campaign called #StayAndFight, wants to encourage Hollywood leaders to support candidates and organizations that will challenge the pro-life law, instead of boycotting Georgia altogether.

Abrams said this is a chance for pro-abortion advocates to "fight back—not only against the legislation here but the legislation around the country—and to fund the defeat of these politicians and their horrible behavior."

(H/T Hot Air)

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