Warner Media has joined the growing number of production studios including Netflix and Disney that have made statements regarding Georgia's controversial "Fetal Heartbeat" bill which would ban abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy.
Warners, which owns considerable assets in Georgia thanks to its ownership of Turner Media, CNN, Cartoon Network, and other Atlanta based WB offshoots, says that the studio giant would "reconsider new productions" in the state should the abortion bill go into effect as planned on January 1, 2020. Current WB productions filming in Georgia include CW's Black Lightning and DC Universe's Doom Patrol and Stargirl.
Here's the full statement (via Variety):
“We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that doesn’t mean we agree with every position taken by a state or a country and their leaders, we do respect due process. We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions. As is always the case, we will work closely with our production partners and talent to determine how and where to shoot any given project.”
Georgia's bill, which is one of several pieces of anti-abortion legislation that have passed throughout the United States in recent weeks, is already facing multiple legal challenges aimed at preventing it from taking effect.