PETITION: 'Dump Netflix' over their attack on unborn babies. Sign the petition here.
June 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholic priest, commentator, and author Msgr. Charles Pope of Washington, D.C. announced that he canceled his Netflix account in the wake of the media giant teaming up with the ACLU to oppose Georgia’s fetal heartbeat legislation.
“Just Canceled my Netflix account. Feeling better already. I told them why too,” the priest tweeted on June 1.
Just Canceled my Netflix account. Feeling better already. I told them why too.
— Msgr. Charles Pope (@MsgrPope) June 1, 2019
Tens of thousands of Netflix users have signed a petition launched by LifeSiteNews telling Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, that they are “outraged by Netflix’s decision to ‘work with the ACLU,’ to fight against Georgia’s newly-signed Heartbeat Law.”
“It is, therefore, my intention not to use your services from this point forward,” the petition states. It has been signed by 22,000.
Last week, Sarandos told Variety magazine that the media giant has “many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights … will be severely restricted” by the Georgia law. He acknowledged that Netflix will work alongside the leftist ACLU against the heartbeat law, which goes into effect in 2020.
“Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to,” he added. “Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”
The Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act (HB 481) prohibits abortions in Georgia once the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, usually by six weeks gestation. Cases of rape and incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger, are exceptions to the law.
Another petition circulated by Right to Life U.K. on CitizenGo calls on the media streaming company to cease its opposition to Georgia’s ban on aborting unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat. By Tuesday, nearly 7,500 people had signed the petition.