Georgia has passed a law that recognizes the preborn human as a “natural person” in terms of law once a heartbeat is detected. The law will presumably be adjudicated and it is uncertain whether it will be upheld, though the errant reasoning of the Roe vs. Wade decision will need to be revisited and either further tortured to permit abortion or overturned, at least to some extent. That is a legal issue which will be fun to watch play out.
But, the politics is more fun to watch right now. Hollywood threatened to shun Georgia as a location for filming movies and television if they dared to adopt such a law. We have every reason to believe that they will carry through with their threat and no longer film in Georgia.
Expect high-minded talk from the cultural leaders of La-La land about the importance of women’s rights and the woman’s right to choose. But, be aware that long before there was any “woman’s right to choose” in law, folks in the film industry were forcing the choice of abortion on women.
Here’s an article from Vanity Fair detailing the abusive behavior, including placing clauses prohibiting marriage and children to their starlets.
Abortion is a necessity for keeping their stars fit, sexy and unpregnant. Coercion of abortion is much easier when it is legal and accepted as a legitimate choice. But, is it a choice if you will lose your Hollywood star status once you become pregnant?
There was even a case of a Hollywood star, Loretta Young, who pretended she was sick while pregnant, had her child, and then arranged to adopt her own daughter in order to keep her pregnancy private and avoid being bullied into getting an abortion.
Hollywood’s favoring of abortion is a business decision for making money. It’s not about “women’s rights.”
In my book, When the Wood Is Dry: An Edgy Catholic Thriller, one of the characters is compelled by her boyfriend to have an abortion. Sometimes, a women’s right to choose devolves into a man’s right to bully.
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