The Supreme Court as expected has overturned Roe v. Wade. We knew it was coming, and it’s horrifying. Trump’s legacy is not only the criminal — with January 6th — but also to send the country back 50 years. It’s a frightening time.
Now possibly 25 states will enforce their “trigger” laws and ban abortion. Those 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, will movie productions still shoot in those states? Will music artists tour there? Will national tours of Broadway shows do business in those 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 prime state for filming because of tax breaks. So it will be instructive to see what the reaction is: will our artists allow their money to flow into such objectionable states?