Scouts for the 10-part series “The Power” had been in Savannah, Georgia, preparing for the arrival of director Reed Morano before she canceled her trip, according to Time magazine.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Morano, who won an Emmy for directing Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” said it felt “wrong” to continue a project in Georgia in light of the bill.
“It feels wrong for a reason,” Morano said. “And it felt wrong to us to go ahead and make our show and take money/tax credit from a state that is taking this stance on the abortion issue.”
She added: “We just couldn’t do it.”
The so-called “heartbeat” bill, authored by Republican state Rep. Ed Setzler, bans abortions in the state as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, at around six weeks into pregnancy — when many women aren’t even aware they’re pregnant yet.
The new law will take effect in 2020 and is expected to strip abortion access for millions of women in Georgia.