Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are putting their money where their mouths are and fighting for women’s rights in Georgia. The two will soon begin filming their new HBO series “Lovecraft County” in Georgia and in a joint statement have vowed to donate proceeds from the show to fight the anti-abortion heartbeat bill or HB 481 that was recently approved by governor Brian Kemp.
“In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, Lovecraft County, and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia,” the two said in a joint statement. “Governor Kemp’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women.”
They continued, “We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100 percent of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations.”
Reportedly, five other studios have vowed to no longer film in Georgia in protest of the bill.