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Netflix Will 'Rethink' Its Investment In Georgia If Abortion Law Takes Effect

On May 7, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp signed a “fetal heartbeat” abortion bill that is among one of the most restrictive in the country. Georgia is not alone in trying to pass abortion bills that would essentially make the procedure impossible to obtain. However, the state may face consequences from one of its major players — Netflix. Film and television production in Georgia had a total economic impact of $9.5 billion in 2017. As streaming services begin to pour billions into creating original content, that’s revenue the state doesn’t want to miss out on. However, the newly signed abortion bill may harm Georgia’s relationship with Netflix. The streaming platform’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told Variety : “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law. It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll...

Vanessa Taylor

May 30, 2019

Google's New Policy Update Addresses Misleading Ads From Anti-Abortion Clinics

Across the nation, several states — such as Alabama and Ohio — are enacting laws to severely restrict abortion access . As this happens, it’s imperative that those seeking assistance are not misled by false advertisements. Anti-abortion groups have a history of using manipulation tactics to trick those seeking abortions. These tactics include opening fake clinics and posing as medical professionals and manipulating Google results , so searches for “abortion providers near me” lead people astray. Now, Google is trying to stop anti-abortion clinics from using misleading ads. An update to the healthcare and medicines policy will require organizations running ads about abortions to certify whether or not they provide abortions. Starting June 2019, Google will automatically generate in-ad disclosures letting people know whether an organization “Provides abortions” or “Does not provide abortions.” According to the policy, Google plans to decide who gets which disclaimer through a...

Vanessa Taylor

May 22, 2019