‘I really deeply believe it’s her body and her choice, and that should be for every woman in America…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Presidential hopeful Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., suggested CNN should follow the lead of several film companies and leave the state of Georgia — where it has its headquarters — over its new pro-life law.
Georgia’s governor recently signed a “heartbeat bill” into law, restricting abortion in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually around six weeks into a pregnancy.
During a CNN town hall, Swalwell was asked, “How will you ensure that a woman’s right to autonomy over her own body and access to care is not determined by the state in which she lives?”
“Here’s what I’ll do as president,” Swalwell responded. “As president, I would only appoint justices who uphold the law, including the precedent that is Roe v. Wade. I want us to repeal the Hyde Amendment that says that only a woman with private health care insurance can make that decision. My wife and I really deeply believe it’s her body and her choice, and that should be for every woman in America.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto then asked Swalwell about Hollywood’s economic boycott of Georgia: “You have Netflix, Disney, NBCUniversal, Warner Media, which owns CNN. They’ve all warned they may halt business here if that law goes into effect. Do you support that kind of economic boycott?”
“Yes,” Swalwell responded, “And CNN may have to move. There’s a lot of young women who work at CNN that will be affected.”
The entertainment industry in Georgia generated more than $60 billion in revenue for the state last year, according to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, and is responsible for more than 200,000 jobs.
Regardless, Kemp said he won’t be bullied by Hollywood elites.
“I can’t govern because I’m worried about what someone in Hollywood thinks about me,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I ran the last two years on these issues, and I got elected with the largest number of votes in the history of the state of Georgia, and I’m doing what I told people I would do.”