CNN Should Consider Leaving Ga. Over Abortion Law, Swalwell Says

CNN Should Consider Leaving Ga. Over Abortion Law, Swalwell Says


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Janet Ybarra
Former Washington Journalist
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Cable news network CNN should think about following the lead of fellow media titans Disney and Netflix by considering leaving Georgia over new state-level abortion restrictions enacted by the Republican-led Peach State.

So says Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, one of nearly two dozen Democrats running for president.

The issue erupted after Netflix and others expressed concern when Georgia joined a growing list of GOP states which have steadily enacted abortion restrictions at the state level.

“And CNN may have to move. There’s a lot of young women who work at CNN that will be affected,” Swalwell said during a town hall event broadcast on CNN itself.

A CNN departure from Georgia would be an even bigger deal than for most other media companies, as entrepreneur Ted Turner headquartered the original cable news outlet in Atlanta, Ga., from the day he launched it back in 1980. Today most US-based CNN programming originates out of New York. The CNN Center in Atlanta now only provides weekend programming.

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