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A Federal Judge Stops Georgia’s Stringent Abortion Law, and One Senator Must be Saying a Prayer of Thanks

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On Tuesday, a federal judge instated a block against Georgia’s fetal heartbeat bill.

The law was set for effect on January 1st, but U.S. District Judge Steve Jones put a temporary hold on it.

As reported by Atlanta’s WSB-TV, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in June over the legislation.

Except in cases of rape or incest officially reported to police, H.B. 481 bans abortion once a heartbeat is detected.

ACLU of Georgia Legal Director Sean Young told the Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday’s decision was a triumph for women:

“Today is a tremendous victory for the women of Georgia and for the Constitution. Politicians have no business telling women or couples when to start or expand a family. This case has always been about one thing: letting her decide.”

A spokesperson for Brian Kemp, the Republican governor who signed the bill, said his administration is dedicated to its pro-life position:

“We are currently reviewing Judge Jones’ decision. Despite today’s outcome, we remain confident in our position. We will continue to fight for the unborn and work to ensure that all Georgians have the opportunity to live, grow, and prosper.”

Congressional Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand is surely relieved by the judge’s decision. For her, it’s a downright answer to prayer — in May, the senator told the world being pro-abortion was the duty of every Christian:

“If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenets of our faith is free will. One of the tenets of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think [the heartbeat law] is an example of that effort.”

As I pointed out at the time:

I’d like to take a moment and point out that, irrespective of any political issue, that statement made absolutely no logical sense.

In response to this latest judicial turn, Planned Parenthood East’s Barbara Ann Luttrell celebrated on behalf of folks nationwide:

“This is a victory for Georgia and people all across the country. We promise the people we serve and the people across the state to protect access to abortion, and together we have.”

Barbara was down and out just months ago amid a wave of pro-life legislation, lamenting, “We’ve never seen it this bad.”

She shouldn’t get too comfortable — the block is, of course, only temporary.

Nevertheless, Planned Parenthood Southeast CEO Staci Fox also championed the move, reminding America how abortion should be:

“To the countless Georgians who spoke out against this ban and were ignored, we promised to keep fighting every step of the way and we have. … To Governor Kemp, we promised to see you in court, and we did. But most importantly, to our patients, we promised to protect access to safe, legal abortion and together we have.”

“Safe and legal” — as recently as 2008, Hillary Clinton reiterated that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Democrats seem to be drifting away from that last part.

-ALEX

 

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Clint Eastwood Defies Film Boycott Of Georgia (Because Of Course He Does)

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In a brain twisting bit of irony, Hollywood icon and legend Clint Eastwood will defy other Hollywood actors’ (but let’s face it, none that even approach his stature in talent or reputation) attempted boycott of Georgia over recent pro-life legislation the state passed to make a film that will likely portray pro-lifers as less than sympathetic.

I know. Wrap your head around it.

Eastwood, a filmmaker known for authenticity in his work, frankly had no better option than Georgia to make his film since its subject matter deals with the media frenzy accompanying the 1996 Olympic games bombing in Atlanta; a frenzy that helped point the finger at the wrong man, security guard Richard Jewell.

(Although I like to think Eastwood would have chosen Georgia for his film anyway because he shoots where he damn well wants to shoot. *spits tobacco*)

Clint Eastwood’s next film “Richard Jewell” is listed among the Georgia Film Commission’s projects set to shoot in the state this summer — despite the calls for a boycott of production in Georgia over the state’s new anti-abortion “heartbeat” law.

Previously titled “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” the film tells the true story of a security guard who was falsely accused in the bombing that took place at Atlanta’s Centennial Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Paul Walter Hauser plays Jewell alongside a cast that includes Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Kathy Bates.

That cast is a little interesting as more than one of them have been known to speak out about political and policy issues on their respective social media accounts (ahem, *cough* Rockwell and Wilde).

But the actors aren’t alone. The Wrap notes Warner Bros., which will be releasing Eastwood’s film, is under the umbrella of WarnerMedia, who said in May they were watching (Big Brother-style I guess) the state and the movement of the Heartbeat Bill legislation and would “reconsider” filming in Georgia if law takes effect next year.

We’ll give you a minute to roll your eyes.

“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 country and their leaders, we do respect due process,” the company said in a statement. “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.”

My, how bravely non-committal.

There’s a lesson here for Hollywood types: hang with the Eastwoods, not the Milanos. You won’t have to make statements you have no intention of living up to or take stances you’ll have to walk back later because Eastwoods don’t bully and they don’t deal in intimidations and threats. They just get the job done.

And they don’t feel compelled to explain themselves to the Milanos of the world.

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Hollywood boycotting Georgia. Clint Eastwood doesn’t care

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   “I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It’s too late for me.”

You know that liberal Hollywood boycott about filming in Georgia because of its new fetal heartbeat anti-abortion bill?

Legendary tough guy Clint Eastwood knows all about that Hollywood boycott. Anyway, he’s filming his next movie  — in Georgia.

“Now, you’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?”

The new film is called “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” about the security guard/police officer who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Initially, he was hailed as a life-saving hero. But relentless suggestive media coverage implicated him and turned Jewell into a suspect.

Eventually, however, another suspect was identified and captured. Jewell was completely exonerated and sued CNN, NBC and the N.Y. Post for libel. He won large financial settlements.

“It’s a very confusing era that we’re in.”

The 89-year-old Eastwood, a self-identified libertarian, has won four Oscars and four Golden Globes. He wanted to film the Jewell story at the original sites. As fans of his more than 70 movies well know, Eastwood’s character is not one to back down.

So, he’s going ahead with the filming this summer with a cast including Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm and Sam Rockwell — in Georgia.

     “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

Dozens of Hollywood actors have written a letter to Georgia leaders protesting the two-month-old heartbeat bill. With some exceptions it prohibits abortions there once a baby’s heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks into the pregnancy.

Alyssa Milano, a boycott organizer, wrote the letter to Gov. Brian Kemp signed by more than 40 actors including Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Lena Dunham, Jon Cryer, Mia Farrow, Laura Dern, Ashley Judd,  Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman.

“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”

The letter noted Georgia’s hospitality and the billions of dollars that filmmakers have spent there.

“We cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia,” the letter said, “We will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women.”

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”

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Stacey Abrams to Hollywood: Please stay in Georgia, y’all

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While Hollywood executives are busy jumping on the bandwagon about pulling up stakes in Georgia and taking their productions elsewhere, Stacey Abrams wants them to take a breath. She’s going to Los Angeles to plead her case to entertainment business decision-makers on June 11. Abrams is hoping to sway them to stay in Georgia, keep the jobs in place, and there’s a hashtag for it.

Abrams and her allies have pushed a “#StayAndFight” movement that encourages Hollywood leaders to donate to candidates and groups challenging the law instead of boycotting the state. The industry employs more than 90,000 people in businesses that range from set design to catering.

The invitation for a meeting was extended by former CBS chairwoman Nina Tassler. The meeting will discuss the “reality that employees in the state may not have full access to healthcare or the freedom to make decisions about their futures and their families.” Abrams is bringing along Ilyse Hogue, the president NARAL Pro-Choice America to help make the case to stay in Georgia.

Governor Brian Kemp postponed his annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia’s film and television industry so that Abrams can go first. Abrams’ message is for the left to continue to fight for abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, but just keep the jobs in Georgia and donate money to the organizations fighting the good fight. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris sounds as though she is on the same page.

In addition to producers and production companies, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris wrote in a personal Instagram post on Tuesday, “As a woman and a person of conscience who has always used my voice to champion the rights of others, I am personally outraged at the all-out assault on women’s health and safety by the ‘fetal heartbeat’ laws sweeping across our country.” She added, “I will do everything in my power to fight this egregious attack — starting with announcing my support for several important organizations fighting to safeguard women’s health and rights” and encouraged followers to donate to the ACLU, Access Reproductive Care and Planned Parenthood.

More than 90,000 people are employed by film and television production companies in Georgia, not only actors but all the folks behind the cameras and service industry employees. Everyone from set designers to catering crews will feel the pinch if the jobs go away. On May 31 an article was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution criticizing Governor Kemp for his alleged inaction to save Georgia jobs. One reason cited was that Abrams may challenge Kemp in a rematch of their race for the Office of Governor.

“We are the party of freedom and opportunity,” he said at the Georgia GOP convention in Savannah. “We value and protect innocent life — even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk.

”There are other reasons for the silence. Any public misstep could risk throwing gas on the fire. And his allies note that most of the film industry titans supported Stacey Abrams anyways.

She wants to “fund the defeat of these politicians and their horrible behavior.” She wants Hollywood money to do that. She calls Georgia’s position a unique one for the fight.

We’ll know soon enough if Abrams and her NARAL cohort are successful after the June 11 meeting. Meanwhile, the governor points to the fact that many conservatives aren’t real thrilled with the tax incentives offered to Hollywood to come to Georgia in the first place.

“If there are some in the entertainment industry who don’t want to invest here, there are others who will,” he told The Savannah Morning News after a recent speech. “There are a fair amount of Georgia citizens who disagree with us giving them money — through the tax incentives — to begin with.”

I think Governor Kemp is correct in his thinking here. Others will step in and fill the vacuum if some carry out their threats and leave the state. They will take advantage of the tax breaks and incentives offered by the State of Georgia. The entertainment industry is a business, after all, and a healthy bottom line creates the jobs that Abrams and Kemp want to preserve.

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#Journalism: Taking a Ghoulish Page out of the Pro-Abortion Handbook, the NYT Has a New Term for “Fetal Heartbeat”

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A few weeks ago, Hollywood’s pro-abortion mouthpiece Alyssa Milano decried the use of the term “fetal heartbeat” to describe an unborn baby’s heartbeat in the first few weeks after conception.

The actress, upset over irrefutable biological facts about when fetal heartbeats begin, took to the Twitter machine in an attempt to correct the media, Republicans and pro-lifers on the matter:

Just a couple of weeks later, CNN “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota went from neutral anchor to pro-abortion activist in a flash with her line of questioning of Indiana AG Curtis Hill (R). The subject was the recent Supreme Court decision to sidestep the most controversial aspects of a 2016 pro-life bill Mike Pence signed into law when he was governor.

After aggressively grilling Hill with questions like “Why would you want a family to have to have a child with a severe disability?”, Camerota backtracked on the use of the term “children” to describe unborn babies:

While [Camerota] already had acknowledged at several points that the end result of a pregnancy is, indeed, a child, she catches herself referring to it as such in the womb.

“Yeah but lots of families make that decision based on — Hold on a second. Lots of families do have to make that decision based on the single characteristic of finding out their children, that their fetus, has a severe abnormality,” she said.

In the latest twist involving the mainstream media switching up the terminology they use to describe unborn children and their development in the womb, the New York Times wrote last week about Louisiana’s fetal heartbeat bill, which was signed into law Thursday by pro-life Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.

Except they have a new term they’re using for “fetal heartbeat”, as Life News writes:

On Wednesday, the newspaper described the Louisiana heartbeat law with bizarre new language that dehumanizes unborn babies and ignores decades of scientific evidence.

Rather than say the word “heartbeat,” the New York Times used the words “the pulsing of what becomes the fetus’s heart.” It also described the legislation as a “so-called fetal heartbeat bill” – as if it is questionable whether the unborn baby actually has a heart or a heartbeat.

The anti-scientific language did not end there. In its description of the Louisiana law, the New York Times wrote:

“The measure would require an ultrasound test for any woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and forbid abortion if the test detects embryonic pulsing – which can occur before many women know they are pregnant.”

This new terminology is not based on facts or scientific evidence. It’s based on an agenda that supports abortion on demand. “Embryonic pulsing,” for example, is such a vague description that it is hard to understand precisely what it means. And it appears to have been used that way on purpose.

You better believe it was on purpose:

Why is this change in terminology so notable and important? Allie Beth Stuckey gets to the heart of the matter (no pun intended):

Indeed. The pro-abortion left, including their mainstream media allies, realizes that the most surefire way to keeping people believing in the “right to choose” is by dehumanizing unborn life by way of using vague or clinical terms. Like in their use of “fetus” instead of “child” or “baby.” Like in the way they’ve (falsely) asserted that there is no such thing as a “late term” or “partial birth” abortion.

Democrats and their feminist supporters have been very effective over the years at shifting the debate over abortion from being about the unborn baby and instead to being about the “woman’s right to choose.” They’ve been successful in this endeavor because liberal mainstream media news outlets like the New York Times and CNN willingly and eagerly go along with them.

Related: NPR Is Instructing Journalists On How To Make Pro-Abortion Reporting More Palatable

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Here’s why a Dem governor will sign a fetal-heartbeat abortion restriction bill today

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The fight over abortion has drawn hard lines everywhere in the US — except perhaps in Louisiana. Last night, the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a fetal-heartbeat threshold bill and sent it off to the governor, who has pledged to sign it. The twist in the Pelican State is that the bill was authored by a Democrat, and a Democrat will sign it into law today:

The Louisiana House on Wednesday passed in a 79-23 vote anti-abortion legislation that would effectively ban abortions in the state, echoing similar legislative efforts by other Republican-controlled legislatures in the South.

A bill by Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, would outlaw the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat, which usually occurs around six weeks and before many women are aware they are pregnant.

John Bel Edwards had earlier given his support for the bill. After the final passage of the legislation, the Democratic governor reiterated his intent to sign it into law, although he also called on the legislature to expand their view of “pro-life” legislation:

“In 2015, I ran for governor as a pro-life candidate after serving as a pro-life legislator for eight years. As governor, I have been true to my word and my beliefs on this issue. But it is also my sincere belief that being pro-life means more than just being pro-birth.

My first act as governor was to expand access to health care for working Louisianans. I have worked with Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature to expand investment in education and pass sweeping criminal justice reforms. For each of the last three years, my administration has set records for the number of children being adopted out of our foster care system. And despite fierce opposition, I’ve fought to ensure LGBT citizens are not discriminated against in the workplace, to raise the minimum wage, and to pay a woman the same as a man for doing the same job.

I know there are many who feel just as strongly as I do on abortion and disagree with me – and I respect their opinions. As I prepare to sign this bill, I call on the overwhelming bipartisan majority of legislators who voted for it to join me in continuing to build a better Louisiana that cares for the least among us and provides more opportunity for everyone.”

Edwards has a deep personal connection to the pro-life movement, even apart from his devout Catholic faith. He and his wife faced a wrenching decision when Donna Edwards was in the 20th week of a pregnancy, Heavy informs its readers today. Their unborn child had spina bifida, a condition with a large range of potential disabling outcomes. Despite being pressured to abort, the Edwardses chose to see the pregnancy through:

According to an interview Gov. Edwards had with CatholicPhilly.com in 2016, the doctor who discovered Samantha’s spina bifida at 20 weeks strongly tried to push for abortion. The doctor took Donna to a clinic that treated on children struggling with the condition.

“It was our belief that God has a purpose in everything and we would have this child,” he said. “I credit Donna, she is a very courageous person. Our daughter is now 24 years old…I cannot imagine what our life would be without her, and I tell this story with her permission.”

Samantha gave her permission to use the story in a 2016 campaign ad:

“I was 20 weeks pregnant with our first child when the doctor discovered that she had spina bifida and encouraged me to have an abortion,” Donna said. “I was devastated – but, John Bel never flinched. He said, ‘No, no; we’re going to love this baby no matter what.’ And, at that moment, I watched the boy I fell in love with become the man I’m still in love with today.”

That exceptional story explains why Edwards will sign the bill, but perhaps not why the state legislature passed it. The pro-life issue has more cultural reach in Louisiana than it does in most other states, where the issue comes down to brute politics. In Louisiana, pro-life Democrats are not an endangered species, which allows for more success in pushing back on the culture of death, in which abortion is only one part.

That cultural reach points the way for the pro-life cause’s future, and it serves as a reminder of Andrew Breibart’s famous observation that politics is downstream from culture. That may spell doom for this effort, though, as the Supreme Court operates in a much different culture than Louisiana’s — and has already signaled a disinclination to change it. It just shows the scale of the work yet to be done.

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Rebel Without a Clue: Bette Midler Also Rallies the Troops With Call for a #SexStrike, Gets Mixed Reactions

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As I wrote last Friday, failed Democratic House and Senate candidate Pam Keith (FL) is known for posting some off the wall stuff on her social media feeds, but perhaps none has been as unhinge-y as her tweet from Friday morning urging women to withhold sex from conservative men:

Presumably this was in response to Georgia governor Brian Kemp (R) signing the fetal heartbeat bill into law last week.

Actress/activist Alyssa Milano made a nearly identical call for women to abstain from sex that Friday night. It’s not clear whether or not she’d seen Keith’s tweet, but what is clear is that her fellow feminists did not respond well to it at all (the comment-to-retweet ratio on it is crazy, too).

Fellow actress/left wing activist Bette Midler joined in on the act, too, amplifying the call for a sex strike on Saturday without mentioning Milano’s campaign specifically:

Her tweet received a mixture of responses, with some of them calling her out, while others mocked her:

Others jumped on board, calling the “sex strike” a “vaginal revolt” and promising to do their parts:

I’m not sure if Midler and Milano see the irony of calling for a sex strike in response to a bill that seeks to prevent abortions in the event a couple has unprotected sex, but maybe we’ll find out in the coming days as Milano says she’s working on an opinion piece on the subject:

Stay tuned…

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In Light of Thursday’s Signing, 5 Production Companies Boycott Georgia – as Hollywood Wholly Ignores a Greater Threat to Women

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As I covered earlier in the week, Georgia’s governor didn’t give a hoot about what Hollywood had to say in light of the state’s fetal heartbeat bill. He signed it just the same Tuesday, saying everything can’t be about money (please read more here).

In the aftermath of the abortion law, some companies are vowing to boycott shooting in the land of peaches.

The law, to be clear, prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. However, it does allow for exceptions: in order to save the life of the mother, or in the case of rape or incest. As for the latter, a police report must be filed.

That’s no good to people such as Alyssa Milano and Star Trek legend George Takei, who were very vocal in their opposition.

But now the deed is done, and we’ll see if Hollywooders keep their commitments the way they moved out of the U.S. post-Trump-election.

So far, five production companies are saying they’ll put their money where their mouths have been.

The Wire creator David Simon, head of Blown Deadline Productions, tweeted:

“I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact.”

And there’s the bubble.

David’s following the left-wing sleight of hand — which I discussed here — that all women are liberal, particularly when it comes to abortion. That idea is…what’s that word? Oh, yeah — goofy.

In truth, of course, David’s set to offend many pro-life women by boycotting Georgia.

CEO Christine Vachon tweeted Thursday that her company, Killer Films, will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”

Moving over to a man who once complimented Ben Shapiro and took a hide-tanning for it, Mark Duplass. His Duplass Brothers wrote just a day ago:

“Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?”

The same day, producer Neal Dodson, of CounterNarrative films, tweeted an anti-Georgia promise:

“No Georgia filming on any of our projects until this law is gone.”

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the MPAA isn’t happy with Georgia, but it’s taking a wait-and-see attitude. So says Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Ortman:

“Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs and brings significant economic benefits to communities and families. It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is currently being challenged. The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process. We will continue to monitor developments.”

As for the outcry, what’s the over-arching principle here?

Food for thought:

The Georgia law prevents abortionists from stopping a beating heart, and the Peach State is the 3rd biggest movie and television production market in the America. New York is #2. In January, it allowed its citizenry to murder infants seconds before they’re born. How many in Hollywood have given the Big Apple its walking papers?

Something to think about, if Hollywood wants to be the savior of the people…of women — including the ones who’ll be murdered just prior to their birth.

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