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Netflix Chooses Death; Threatens To Leave Georgia over Heartbeat Bill

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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.

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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.

Do you believe life begins at conception?

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.

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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.)

(I’m being serious.)

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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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birthplace
South Carolina
Education
Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
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Culture, Faith, Politics




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