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California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is using an extension of state tax credits for film and television production in an attempt to entice those businesses back from states that are imposing restrictions on abortion.
Newsom wrote in a paid political advertisement Wednesday, ”Over the past several years, the legislatures of states like Georgia and Oklahoma have waged a cruel assault on essential rights. Now in the wake of the Supreme Court’s abhorrent decision overturning Roe v. Wade, those same states are quickly moving to stop reproductive freedom.”
Newsom said in the ad titled “Hollywood: Your Values, Your Choice” that the states, some of which include those that businesses have fled to from California, are ”causing pain” in the ”communities they target.”
He added that California is a “freedom state” where the industry can “tell their stories” while accessing the healthcare services they need, including abortion.
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