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Tags: Abortion | Hollywood | jason bateman | womens rights | georgia | boycott | ban

Actor Jason Bateman Boycotts Ga. Work Over Abortion Ban

jason bateman speaks to the media during a promotional appearance for his television drama
Actor Jason Bateman (Sthanlee B. Mirador/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:56 PM

At least one Hollywood actor has come out to say he will not work in Georgia if a controversial bill that bans abortion remains in place.

Jason Bateman, who stars in the Netflix drama "Ozark," told The Hollywood Reporter he will not work anywhere that takes a stand against what he called "women's rights" to have an abortion.

"If the 'heartbeat bill' makes it through the court system, I will not work in Georgia, or any other state, that is so disgracefully at odds with women's rights," Bateman said.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law last week that outlaws abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also signed an abortion ban bill into law this week, while other states are considering similar bills.

Georgia is a popular state for Hollywood to film because it offers tax incentives to film companies that conduct business there.

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Hollywood actor Jason Bateman will not work in Georgia if a controversial bill that bans abortion remains in place, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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