First it was over 400 female TV production creators and showrunners complaining to Hollywood executives about protection in states that have outlawed or restricted abortion. Now, nearly 600 of their male colleagues have followed suit.
Hollywood studios must put “safety protocols” in place for pregnant employees in states that are pro-life, according to the letters.
All of this grandstanding comes in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and sent the abortion issue back to the states. Those with a majority of the population supporting abortion are or certainly will be places where it will be legal.
In states where the majority are pro-life, abortion will be restricted or illegal. It’s called democracy.
The female signees included Shonda Rhimes, Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, and others. Some noted that male workers did not sign the letter, so corrective action was immediately taken.
Men in the industry, including J.J. Abrams, Taika Waititi, Jordan Peele, David E. Kelley and more signed off on a similar missive that was delivered to the same companies.
The men firmly stated that they stand by their “female, trans & non-binary showrunner colleagues” in their demands for a Hollywood response to the “imminent crisis.”
Letters of support signed by 594 men — including J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Aaron Sorkin and Taika Waititi — have been sent to Hollywood executives demanding safety protocols for pregnant employees in states where abortion has been outlawed.https://t.co/1Qr0zKma9R
— Variety (@Variety) August 1, 2022
The letter went out to Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount, Apple and several others. It insisted that companies respond by Aug. 10 with specifics on how they will support abortions for pregnant employees in pro-life states.
Employers are expected to provide private travel for those seeking abortions and guarantee safeguards against criminal and civil consequences for aiding someone getting the procedure.
It declared an “emergency” for those workers who live in states such as Texas, Georgia, and others. Further, it demanded that these entertainment giants cease donations to “anti-abortion candidates and political action committees immediately.”
Since, as everyone knows, conservative organizations in general and pro-life activists in particular depend heavily on Hollywood dollars to keep going.
This is grandstanding, pure and simple. Liberal elites are falling all over themselves to prove they are more pro-abortion than the next person, and these letters are just another example. They are merely a reflection of the sad state of moral affairs gripping Hollywood and the left.