As Roe v. Wade Repeal Looms, Hollywood’s Silence Reveals a Delicate ‘Balancing Act’

”I would hate to be Bob Chapek… having to figure out how you go from the gay rights issue to the abortion issue,“ one expert says

If you’re wondering why not one of Hollywood’s major studios has spoken out over the threat to abortion rights posed by the Supreme Court’s likely repeal of Roe v. Wade, it’s not because plenty of people aren’t angry.

But leaders of the entertainment industry seem hamstrung between their overwhelming opposition to the end of abortion rights and the fear of alienating large parts of the country where abortion may soon become illegal. 

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Brian Welk

Film Reporter • brian.welk@thewrap.com • Twitter: @brianwelk