Disney’s CEO says it will be “difficult” to film in Georgia if new abortion law implemented

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Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger announces Disney’s new standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in Washington June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo – TM3EC890PWQ01

Ga. (CBS) — The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s controversial fetal abortion ban takes effect, according to the Reuters news agency. He also added “many people” employed by the media giant likely would object to working in the state.

While providing an interview before the dedication of a new “Star Wars” section at Disneyland on Wednesday, Reuters asked Iger if the company would continue to film in the Peach State if the law is implemented. “I rather doubt we will,” he said, according to the outlet. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully.”

If the law takes effect, “I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there,” he added.

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