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The Wire creator pulls upcoming series from Texas over abortion law to protect female staff: ‘This is beyond politics'

29 days ago   |   By Metro

The Wire creator David Simon pulls upcoming series from Texas over abortion law to protect female staff (Picture: Getty / Reginald Mathalone / NurPhoto / PA)
The Wire and The Deuce creator David Simon has defended his choice to pull filming of his new series from Texas due to the state's newly passed abortion law .
The TV boss took to Twitter on Monday to reveal his decision to stop plans for production of his upcoming HBO series, stating that the call goes ‘beyond politics '.
‘If an employer, this is beyond politics,' he wrote. ‘I'm turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction...
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David Simon defends decision to pull HBO series from Texas following abortion ban

David Simon defends decision to pull HBO series from Texas following abortion ban

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Wire creator responds to backlash, saying decision is part of effort to ‘maintain the civil liberties' of production employees David Simon, creator of The Wire, announced that he will not be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas because of the state's abortion ban that passed earlier this month. While the specific HBO project has not been announced, Simon said that the restrictive abortion law passed in Texas, which bans the procedure after about six weeks and allows citizens to sue doctors and others who help people access procedures, motivated his decision to film in other locations.
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