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Netflix will 'rethink' Georgia investment if heartbeat bill goes into effect

Netflix may say "so long" to its Georgia investment.
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ATLANTA, Geor. (WTHR) — Netflix may say "so long" to its Georgia investment.

The company announced on Tuesday that it would rethink its investment in the state if the heartbeat bill goes into effect.

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement sent to CNBC Tuesday. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there — while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

Netflix's move comes as other production companies, actors, and actresses are reconsidering using Georgia for productions.

"Ozark" star Jason Bateman said he'd no longer work in Georgia if the legislation goes into effect.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the "heartbeat bill" into law several weeks ago. The law forbids women from receiving an abortion after 6 weeks or once a heartbeat is first detected on an ultrasound.