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Ilana Glazer, ‘Broad City’ Co-Producer, Pulls Film From Georgia Due to Abortion Law

Ilana Glazer proves she is the Queen Broad after this move. Following the latest news out of Georgia regarding their “heartbeat bill,” Ilana decided to relocate the filming of her forthcoming movie out of Georgia. The bill deemed an abortion after six weeks illegal, and criminalizes abortions as soon as the “heartbeat” is detected.

In an episode of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” they dive into abortion laws. She explains that she doesn’t want to shoot there because “film & TV is [such] an advertisement for the city and for the state that it’s in” and she doesn’t want to be there and “support it.”

“[…] it sucks because there are people there – 75 percent of the people are down for this… So it sucks to punish those people, but I guess you have to make a move to make a statement.”

Ilana Glazer

Ilana is not alone. Many film producers and crews are following suit. Kristen Wiig alongside Lionsgate moved “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” from filming in Georgia.

Bob Iger, the CEO of the Disney Company, said it would be “very difficult” to work in Georgia if the law passes; “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” Iger said. Even Netflix said they would “rethink” their future in Georgia when the law goes into effect.

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