In response to Georgia’s new “fetal heartbeat” law, which bans abortion after six weeks, many have called for Hollywood to pull its various productions out of the state in response. While Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams’s upcoming HBO supernatural horror drama Lovecraft Country will be filmed in Georgia as previously scheduled, both men have pledged to donate their episodic fees to organizations challenging the law, specifically the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. You can read their joint statement, issued Friday, below.
“In a few weeks we start shooting our new show Lovecraft Country and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia. Governor Kemp’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women. We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations.”