On May 7, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “Fetal Heartbeat” bill making it law. The law takes effect next year, Jan. 1, 2020, pending court challenges.
In a statement to Variety, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said: “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law.”
Because Netflix and Sarandos are disappointed that the law could save the lives of countless innocent babies by prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, Sarandos gave the state of Georgia a warning:
“We will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”
Netflix certainly has the right to pick where it does business.
But others have the right to opine on Netflix’s choices.
And by “others,” I mean me.
Netflix is resorting to the same tactic always used by the left when it comes to abortion. They use distraction and misdirection.
The fundamental issue is whether a fetus inside its mother is a human individual. If it is, then no economic threat should matter.
In fact, it makes such a threat all the more sickening. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey put it well when asked about the “cost” of Alabama’s new anti-abortion law: “You simply cannot defer protecting lives of unborn children because of cost.”
Similarly, Georgia Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said recently regarding the threat of businesses boycotting his state over the Fetal Heartbeat Law: “This is not a radical right or liberal left issue here in Georgia, this is a moral issue — and the people of Georgia have spoken.”
Then Perdue acknowledged the misdirection tactic of the left, noting that the liberal focus on states like Georgia and Alabama is diverting any discussion of more radical, pro-abortion laws — like the one adopted by New York state in January.
“Nobody is even talking about what has just been passed in a state by the Democrats,” he said. “To me that’s outrageous. Infanticide is where they have gotten to. This regime on their side has gotten so radical that they think that’s OK.”
It is a losing proposition to take the left’s bait and focus attention on the economic threats or the race and gender of the legislators who voted for the bill.
These are distraction tactics. Don’t fall for it.
Netflix wants to pander to identity politics rather than answer the real issue — is a fetus a baby.
When conservatives can engage in an informed manner on this fundamental issue, then all the other peripheral issues pale in comparison. Even the left — gasp — would not yet say it’s acceptable to murder a grown adult even if it’s economically beneficial.
So educate yourself and make the argument. Either a fetus is a human life or it’s not. (It is.)
(It really is.)
If it is a human, then fight for truth. Fight for innocence. Fight for life.
And tell Netflix they can shove it up their streaming device.
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