‘The Wire’ creator David Simon pulls upcoming HBO series out of Texas over abortion law
Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021, in Austin, Texas. - Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images North America/TNS

David Simon won’t force his cast and crew to step foot in Texas after the passage of a new law that “requires them to forgo civil liberties.” The “Wire” creator has pulled an upcoming HBO series out of the state due to the new abortion law that makes procedures illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, before most women know they’re pregnant. “(As) an employer, this is beyond politics. I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I can’t and won’t ask female cast/crew to forgo civil liberties to film there,” Simon tweeted Monday. “What else looks...