AMC & THE WALKING DEAD May Leave Georgia if Abortion Law Takes Effect

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AMC has issued a statement on the future of filming The Walking Dead in Georgia, should the state's newly-signed restrictive abortion laws come into effect.

The bill, which would limit abortions to being performed within six weeks of becoming pregnant, has garnered similar response from other networks and productions, including Disney, Warner Media, and Netflix. The Walking Dead has filmed in Georgia since 2010, with part of the show being set in the state.

"If this highly restrictive legislation goes into effect, we will reevaluate our activity in Georgia," AMC Networks said in a statement (via CBS News). "Similar bills - some even more restrictive - have passed in multiple states and have been challenged. This is likely to be a long and complicated fight and we are watching it all very closely." 

So far, no studios have entirely pulled out of Georgia, with most stating they'll wait till the bill is scheduled to take effect in January 2020 before making any decisions, and awaiting the results of the ongoing legal challenges to the bill.

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