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Netflix boycott Georgia for pro-life laws. Pro-lifers respond by boycotting Netflix

The media giant, Netflix, is actively attempting to undermine new pro-life legislation in Georgia set to come into law early in 2020. The company is joining forces with the pro-abortion lobby group, the ACLU, in its commitment to funding the legal challenge to this law which protects unborn lives.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, stated they will be “work[ing] with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.”

However, Netflix has come under fire for its apparent hypocrisy because, while the company is actively seeking to prevent laws coming into effect which protect the life of the unborn child and threatening to leave the state of Georgia if this does happen, it is stepping up production in Egypt and Jordan where abortion is completely illegal.

Not wanting to fund a pro-abortion effort to prevent a law that protects unborn from coming into effect indirectly,  pro-life groups have responded by unsubscribing from Netflix and organising a boycott of their services.

Why Georgia? Why now?

On the 7th May, Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp, signed a law that grants near total legal protection to unborn children. House Bill 481 restricts abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected except in cases of rape, incest, physical medical emergencies, and pregnancies deemed “medically futile.”

It is understood that media companies have been operating in Georgia due to the tax incentives offered by the state. Disney has also threatened to boycott Georgia should its pro-life laws come into effect.

Right To Life UK is also encouraging pro-lifers to boycott Netflix by cancelling their subscription and signing a petition. Those who do not have a subscription to Netflix are encouraged to sign the petition too signalling their intent not to start using Netflix and their intent to encourage family and friends to boycott Netflix as well.

Clare McCarthy from Right To Life UK said: “I cancelled my subscription today. I cannot support a company that I know is actively trying to promote abortion by doing everything it can to ensure the rights of unborn children are not recognised in law. If that means not being able to watch a couple of my favourite shows, it’s a small sacrifice I’m happy to make.”

Help stop abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down's syndrome & club foot

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Dear reader

In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

If you live outside Northern Ireland: 
Show your support by signing this petition in support of the Bill:

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