The Supreme Court strikes down abortion: do cinema, music and theater avoid wrongdoing states?
The Supreme Court, as expected, overruled Roe v. Wade. We knew it was coming, and it’s awful. Trump’s legacy is not only the criminal – with January 6 – but also to set the country back 50 years. It’s a scary time.
Now, perhaps 25 states will enforce their “trigger” laws and ban abortion. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah , West Virginia and Wyoming.
The question now is whether film productions will still shoot in these states? Will there be tours of musical artists? Will national Broadway show tours do business in these states?
It’s hard to imagine actors and musicians doing business in states that have banned abortion. Some of those states mentioned above don’t matter, anyway. But Tennessee includes Nashville and Memphis. Texas means Austin as well as Dallas and Houston. Louisiana is a top state for filming due to tax breaks. So it will be instructive to see what the reaction is: will our artists allow their money to flow in such reprehensible states?