Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams will donate proceeds of show filmed in Georgia to fighting its anti-abortion law
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Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams have vowed to donate proceeds from their new HBO series being filmed in Georgia, “Lovecraft County,” to efforts leading the charge against a recent law passed in the state that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

"In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, Lovecraft County, and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia," the two said in a joint statement seen by The Hollywood Reporter.

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"Governor Kemp's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women,” they continued.

“We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100 percent of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia," the pair added. "We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations.” 

The news comes in response to the legislative passage of HB 481, which bars doctors in the state from performing an abortion once a fetus’s heartbeat is detectable, typically at around six weeks into a pregnancy. The law, signed by Kemp on Tuesday, is scheduled to take effect next January.

According to THR, five production companies have already pledged to no longer film in the state in opposition to the anti-abortion law. A growing number of actors have also joined a boycott of the state, which has seen a significant increase in economic activity from Hollywood production companies in recent years, to protest the measure.