‘The Wire’ creator says he won’t film in Texas to protect cast/crew’s ‘civil liberties’ amid new abortion law

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“The Wire” creator David Simon says he won’t be filming his new HBO show in Texas as a result of the state’s controversial new law regarding abortion.

The law took effect on September 1 after the US Supreme Court upheld it in a 5-4 decision. It is the strictest abortion law in the country, banning all abortions after six weeks. Critics say many women do not yet know they are pregnant at six weeks – around the time when a fetal heartbeat can be detected for the first time – and the law makes no exceptions for rape or incest. does not make.

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The TV writer and producer shared on Twitter Monday that he is currently working on a non-fiction miniseries for the network taking place in Texas. However, he vowed that he was not going to subject his female cast and crew members to an extended stay in the state, which would require them to “relinquish civil liberties to film there”.

“If an employer, it’s beyond politics. I’m changing the script on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas next month, but I can’t tell the female cast/crew to give up civil liberties.” And neither is the film there.” he has written. “What else does Dallas/Foot Worth look like?”

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HBO did not comment about the series when reached by Granthshala News. However, time limit Reports that it is still in a very early stage of development.

Simon, never shying away from defending his position against trolls on social media, spends the rest of the day responding to critics of his decision.

In response to a person who questioned whether the TV producer’s protections for women meant he would support compulsory vaccination.

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“No, I am saying that you are an astonishing submoron and that the personal decision of paternity is not related to the management of a public health emergency,” he has written.

The Dallas Film and Creative Institute questioned whether punishing Texas people who may not be on the side of the law is the answer by not bringing production work to the state.

“You completely misunderstand. My response is not to be implied in any debate about the political efficacy or usefulness of a boycott. My sole responsibility is to secure and maintain the civil liberties of all those we employ during production.” We do.” He replied.

The US Justice Department last week asked a federal judge in Texas to temporarily block the controversial state law. The emergency motion seeking a temporary restraining order comes days after the DOJ sued Texas over the law, claiming it was enacted “to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights.”


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