Ron Howard says he will boycott Georgia if abortion bill goes into effect

Kemp signs anti-abortion legislation and launches legal fight

“If the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ goes through the court system, I will not work in Georgia, or any other state, which is so outrageously at odds with women’s rights,” Bateman told Hollywood Report. The actor’s Netflix show “Ozark” and HBO show “The Outsider” are currently filming in Georgia. He also filmed “The Change-Up” here in 2011.

Writers Guild of America warns Georgia that ‘heartbeat’ bill could cause Hollywood to flee state

In late March, more than 40 Hollywood celebrities signed a letter sent to Georgia House Chairman David Ralston and Governor Brian Kemp saying they will push TV and film production companies to drop out of Georgia if the bill on “heartbeat” abortion is enacted, AJC columnist Rodney Ho reported.

Speaking at the Georgia Republican convention on Saturday, Kemp acknowledged the growing fallout after signing the anti-abortion law.

“I understand that some people don’t like this new law. I’m okay with that,” he said. “We were elected to do what is right – and defending precious life is always the right thing to do.”

Kemp added, “We are the party of freedom and opportunity. We value and protect innocent life – even if it makes C-list celebrities scream.”
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Howard, however, is hardly a C-list celebrity. As an actor, he has starred in “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days,” as well as the movie “American Graffiti.”

As a director and producer, he has won multiple Oscars, Emmys, People’s Choice and Critics Choice Awards.

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