HB 481 Could Send Film Industry Packing; Exacerbate Maternal Health Outcomes for Women
ATLANTA – As Governor* Kemp considers signing HB 481, an abortion ban that could drive jobs out of Georgia, film industry workers are speaking out. This weekend, as corporate sponsors, golfers, and fans gather in Augusta for The Masters 2019, Fair Fight Action released a new video highlighting the disastrous economic impacts of a ban.
“As an on-set dresser in the film industry, I worry about my livelihood if HB 481 is signed. The film industry is my career, and if it leaves Georgia I do not know how I’ll find work. I am hardly alone – thousands of union workers and thousands more small businesses count on the industry in this state to pay the bills,” said Jaime Rosegren.
“The abortion ban is both immoral and bad for business,” said Fair Fight CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo. “If the ban is signed and the film industry pulls out of our state, it is the film industry workers – from construction buyers to location coordinators to art buyers – who will lose their livelihoods. Our state’s leaders must focus on improving economic and health outcomes via improved maternal health and Medicaid expansion, not infringing on the rights of women to score political points.”
You can see the video here.