The liberal Hollywood empire is striking back against a new Georgia law that protects unborn babies from abortion once their heartbeats are detectable.
“Star Wars” producer J.J. Abrams said he and director Jordan Peele plan to donate the proceeds from their new show “Lovecraft Country” to fight against the pro-life law, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.
Their announcement comes as dozens of liberal celebrities, including “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill, said they will boycott the state because of the heartbeat law. Actress Alyssa Milano also is urging women to go on a “sex strike” to protest.
Georgia is a popular filming location for TV and movies because of tax breaks, and Abrams said they will continue to film there. However, he said he and Peele will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from their HBO show to two pro-abortion groups fighting the law: the ACLU and Fair Fight Georgia, according to Bustle.
“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,” they said in a joint statement. “Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women.”
Peele, known for directing “Us” and “Get Out,” runs Monkeypaw Productions, while Abrams heads Bad Robot Productions, both of which plan to donate their episode fees to the abortion groups, according to the report.
All this spring, Hollywood liberals have been protesting the heartbeat bill by calling for a boycott of the state. Celebrities including Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn, Mia Farrow and Ben Stiller joined Milano in their condemnation of the bill.
Star Wars actors Mark Hamill and Natalie Portman said they also would boycott the state.
Some companies oppose the pro-life measure as well, including Amazon.com and Coca-Cola Co., The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.
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