Hypocrisy: Disney's Shameless Warning Over Georgia's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

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Posted: May 31, 2019 12:01 PM
Hypocrisy: Disney's Shameless Warning Over Georgia's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

Source: AP Photo/Francois Mori, File

Following the abortion advocacy lead of Netflix, the leader of another major American entertainment company is preening about potentially removing his company's assets and investments from the state of Georgia if its recently-passed 'heartbeat' bill -- barring most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected -- is upheld and implemented.  Given the current status of American jurisprudence, this law (and a flurry of others like it) is very likely to be struck down by the courts, so this is empty posturing by Disney's chief executive officer:


Call it anti-virtue signaling, if you will.  It's been interesting to watch the pattern of American corporations actively catering to left-wing political activists, evidently unconcerned about the effects their actions might have on the choices of tens of millions of US consumers who hold different views.  I'm also curious how Dinsey might justify this 'moral' stand if pressed further, beyond from the questionable claim that employees wouldn't perform their jobs in states with laws they dislike.  Is he suggesting that Disney cannot do business in a jurisdiction that restricts women's rights (setting aside the core question of when a child's human rights begin)?  On the issue of abortion policy alone, that doesn't seem to be the case:


And in light of this apparent defense of 'reproductive choice,' I assume he's in the process of shutting down all production in China -- including shuttering the two Disney theme parks on Chinese soil.  After all, that country's government enforces policies of compulsory abortion, anti-LGBT discrimination, and numerous egregious human rights abuses.  Is it "practical" for Disney to continue to do business in such a place?  And why would Disney even entertain a proposal for a new park in Saudi Arabia?  Meanwhile, this heartwarming story about a "miracle" baby surviving an extremely premature birth further underscores the pro-life argument, especially in the latter trimesters of pregnancy:


In legislative news, Louisiana, one of the most pro-life states in the country, has passed a new abortion restriction on a bipartisan basis, and the anti-abortion Democratic governor is prepared to sign it:


At the other end of the spectrum, Illinois' lower chamber has approved a heinous infanticide measure, turning back the clock on the grisly procedure known as partial birth abortion.  I gather the Associated Press will refer to this appalling development as "muted."  As Jonah Goldberg quipped, this laughable double standard exists because the media controls the mute button.  But they occasionally get it right -- so I'll leave you with the Washington Post's fact check of an abortion myth from abortion giant Planned Parenthood's new leader:

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