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Disney and Netflix say new abortion law may push their business out of Georgia and Alabama, but what about Northern Ireland?

Disney CEO follows Netflix and says the company will boycott Georgia and Alabama over the abortion ban.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the streaming service will “rethink [its] whole investment in Georgia” recently signed abortion law 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,”

When Netflix and Disney were asked if they would consider pulling investment from Northern Ireland they declined to comment. The Abortion law is harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama, women can face jail sentences up to life in the UK under the Offences Against the Person 1861 legislation.

Those benefiting from tax breaks in Northern Ireland, the likes of Netflix and Disney should know that women who pay their taxes are not getting access to healthcare on the NHS for their abortions. If they think that it’s not acceptable to operate in Georgia they should consider Northern Ireland in the same light.

Kerry Abel, Chair of Abortion Rights;

“Regardless of where they live, women will always need safe, free, legal and local abortions.

“The hundreds of women who are forced to travel to England and Wales every year and more that take abortion pills attest to that. We know that despite Northern Ireland having one of the strictest bans on abortion in the world, where women face life in prison – stricter than Georgia and Alabama, 65%** of adults in NI think the law should change and that includes DUP voters.”