The Pen

Netflix to Fight for Abortion Rights

School is out. It’s summertime. My wife is a stay-at-home mom with five kids ages 6 months to 5 years. Most of them love DinoTrux, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Julie’s Green Room, Spirit Riding Free, and a variety of other shows and movies only available on Netflix. Those kids are going to be in their poor mother’s hair all summer long. I just cancelled my family’s Netflix subscription. Some things, most things, are more important than entertainment. We live in Georgia and our state just passed an anti-abortion measure. It’s a pretty simple law – if a baby has a heartbeat, you can’t kill him in his mother’s womb. We refer to it as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill”. Netflix opposes our law.

The Huffington Post Reports:

Netflix has vowed to fight Georgia’s new “heartbeat” abortion law in court alongside the American Civil Liberties Union and, if need be, reconsider the company’s whole investment in the state.

This doesn’t come as a surprise. The film industry is both very active in Georgia and full of godless liberal progressives. In reacting to our state’s fetal heartbeat bill, Netflix has promised to fight the law in court. Responding to the passage of the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, the Company’s Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, stated, “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law. It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

Thus, I have rethought my investment in Netflix. I don’t want one red cent of the money with which God has entrusted me to be used to fight a law intended to save unborn babies in my home state. Frankly, I don’t expect a high degree of righteousness from the entertainment industry. There has always been some pretty profane content on Netflix. I can choose not to watch that. I can also choose to support financially a company that hates my worldview and ultimately hates the loving God who abhors the shedding of innocent blood. My wife will just have to deal with our kids being in her hair this summer. Maybe that’s exactly where He intended to put them anyway, after knitting their precious little bodies together in her womb.

Bye-bye Netflix. It’s one thing to be stupid (you sell cartoons, you should want more kids born). It’s another thing to be evil. I don’t mean to virtue signal but I do mean to condemn how wicked you are. Repent, Ted Sarandos, and throw yourself upon the mercy of Jesus Christ. I encourage all Christians to rethink their financial contributions to a company and an industry that absolutely despises them, their Lord, and the lives of the innocent.

*Please note that the preceding is my personal opinion. It is not necessarily the opinion of any entity by which I am employed, any church at which I am a member, any church which I attend, or the educational institution at which I am enrolled. Any copyrighted material displayed or referenced is done under the doctrine of fair use.

Seth Dunn

Masters of Divinity in Christian Apologetics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Member of the Evangelical Theological Society Certified Public Accountant