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‘The Wire’ Creator Says He’ll Pull Upcoming HBO Series From Texas Over Abortion Law

‘The Wire’ Creator Says He’ll Pull Upcoming HBO Series From Texas Over Abortion Law

9/22/2021 5:58:00 AM

‘The Wire’ Creator Says He’ll Pull Upcoming HBO Series From Texas Over Abortion Law

'This is beyond politics,' says the writer and producer, whose project based on events in Texas now won't shoot in the state.

To which Simon shot back on Tuesday: “You misunderstand completely. My response is NOT rooted in any debate about political efficacy or the utility of any boycott. My singular responsibility is to securing and maintaining the civil liberties of all those we employ during the course of a production … if even one of our employees requires full control of her own body and choices — and if a law denies this or further criminalizes our attempt to help her exercise that control, we should have filmed elsewhere.”

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Simon’s project has not yet been announced, so it’s unclear if it has a greenlight. HBO had no comment on the matter, other than to note Simon is currently working on a limited series about the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police; and likewise had no comment about the status of its upcoming production of a new series,

Love and Death, which is slated to film in Austin in the fall.So far, other Texas-based productions have not announced a change of location, either. The Paramount Network’s Read more: Hollywood Reporter »

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Good for him, glad to see others hitting that state in their finances. I’ll stream illegally ✅ 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 ok, ill watch something else Again, guys, please do not do this. The crew members making your show in Texas did not enact this legislation, pulling out hurts them more than the lawmakers

'The Wire' creator won't film in Texas over abortion law, seeks places that look like Dallas'My singular responsibility is to securing and maintaining the civil liberties of all those we employ during the course of a production,' David Simon tweeted. But if you haven’t been vaccinated, David Simon will fire your butt. He does not care about your civil liberties nor does he care about an innocent child’s civil liberties. Prosecute baby murderers!

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from TexasThe U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and trying to block others from crossing the border from Mexico Never visit these 10 Countries in 2021😱🧐 thanks

75 dogs killed in fire at Texas boarding center75 dogs have been killed in a fire at a Texas boarding center. 'Fifty-nine families are affected, and their best friends won’t be coming home,' the owner said. Another reason to avoid Texas! If it was Texas problem no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire extinguishers. nycsouthpaw I wonder if they don’t have anyone on site overnight. My dogs’ hotel has several people there overnight, but others don’t and I refuse to board at the latter for fear this very thing would happen.

WSJ News Exclusive | Texas Abortion Law Faces Pushback From Some CompaniesDozens of companies signed a statement saying Texas's abortion law “threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.” Starbucks and Microsoft were among the companies that declined to participate. It is totally against the settled law of the land. It is also unfair to women and their rights. It is politically motivated. It is to incite the base. It does not help women who may be victim of unfortunate situation. It is unjust. It is insane. It is not RIGHT! It is wrong! Starbucks has accomplished what our kids couldn't after hounding us for over a decade to support small franchises and coffee shops. 'They created the market,' we noted, to justify our brand loyalty. No more. OverStarbucks For abortion rights, but it's good see businesses who specialise in coffee and computers not lecture the public on societal ideals...

One state steps in as Texas bans abortions: 'No one will be turned away'The day was jampacked at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southern Illinois when a woman who had just driven over 12 hours from Louisiana for an abortion procedure erupted into tears during her health intake. 'Health intake'

Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South AmericaTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or was it better to settle in Mexico? I want to start a new party! The OPP- Other People's Party! Made up of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Poor People, People Of Color, with the American's best interest at heart not the wealthy & corporate America! Void of dark $ & funded by The People no Corporate dark $! So they flew to South America and ended up in Del Rio, Texas. 12000 people did this. 12k. Weird. Go somewhere else.