As you have undoubtedly heard, Georgia has a new law prohibiting abortion when babies have a detectable heartbeat. In response, the streaming service Netflix announced that it will work with the ACLU to fight the law and might “rethink” filming in that state if the law goes into effect. 

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Netflix’s chief content creator Ted Sarandos told Variety. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

This, of course, is a warning shot to all of Netflix’s conservative customers.  When they heard Sarandos’s comments, they struck back.  After all, Americans have many many streaming options and don’t have to be wed to a company which openly despises their values.

This tweet from Fox News contributor Guy Benson put it best.

Others chimed in as well, including Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen.  He tweeted, “Hey .@netflix nearly half the country is pro-life,” Thiessen tweeted. “Don’t alienate your pro-life customers. We have lots of streaming options these days.”

Exactly.  If companies choose to pick sides in the social wars, they should expect some financial consequences.  Customers have options, and conservatives are sick and tired of being taken for granted, mocked, and maligned.

 Image Credit: Pixabay

Hat Tip: The Daily Wire

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.