“I cannot and will not ask the female cast/crew to give up civil liberties”
Wire Producer David Simon has said he will not be shooting his new HBO series in Texas due to recent abortion laws.
new law, Senate Bill 8, prohibits abortion of the fetus once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks, before most women even know they are pregnant.
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It makes no exception for victims of rape or incest, and authorizes citizens to prosecute abortion providers or anyone involved in abortion facilities.
The US Supreme Court refused to block the bill prior to its enactment last Wednesday (September 1), which new York Times, now making Texas the most restrictive US state in terms of access to abortion services.
Sharing an article describing the situation in Texas, Simon wrote: “If there is an employer, it goes beyond politics.
“I’m turning in the script on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas next month, but I can’t tell the female cast/crew to give up civil liberties to film there. Dallas / Ft. What else does it look like. Worth it?”
If an employer, this is beyond politics. I’m turning in the script on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas next month, but I can’t tell the female cast/crew to relinquish civil liberties to film there. What Else Looks Like Dallas / Ft. Worth? https://t.co/q6Py6XikYh
— David Simon (@AoDespair) September 20, 2021
Billie Eilish recently reacted to the news, writing on her Instagram stories “I’m so tired,” adding: “It makes me sick how many men say nothing about women’s rights. Huh.”
Yungblood also said on social media, “The right to your body is only yours and yours.
“It makes me sick and it makes me really disgusted that people sit there and they take away that option and they take away that right.”
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