Social media users are slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after he fired off a tweet celebrating the new near-total abortion ban in the state.
Texas on Wednesday became the first state since the Supreme Court ruled in 1973’s Roe v. Wade that women have a constitutional right to abortion, to effectively take that right away.
Later in the day, Abbott once again celebrated, by posting a tweet declaring that “Texas will always defend the right to life.”
Twitter users immediately fired back, with some explaining why that’s false, while others vented their anger and desperation.
Don’t be shy, Greg. Just say you hate women. Say it. Say you hate people who have a uterus. Say it Greg.
— Elizabeth Christopherson (@EthelSluggs) September 1, 2021
It’s always “my body my choice” when it comes to vaccines and masks, but god forbid women have freedom to choose 🙄
This is not pro life, this is all about controlling women. Absolutely disgusting.
— ✞metal☠chick✞ (@CheyenneSojka96) September 1, 2021
“Texas will always defend the right to life” — unless your life is being threatened by gun violence, COVID-19, or the inability to exercise your constitutional right to an abortion. https://t.co/vOU7JY1Jj3
— Mayor Adler | Get vaccinated! (@MayorAdler) September 1, 2021
Yep. It’s called Y’all Queda here in TX
— Ty Wooley (@TyWooley) September 1, 2021
Well, Mr. Governor, if you were really pro-life, you would not have banned mask mandates. pic.twitter.com/HnsDl6iCov
— Augusto Carballido (@AstroAugusto) September 1, 2021
Which is the goal, of course. They don’t want people who need abortions to be safe, they want them to suffer and die.
— Ginny Pickles (@Woofaraw) September 2, 2021
Just wait until they’re born into the state with the highest uninsured rate in the US, an abysmal maternal mortality rate (esp. for Black women) & forced to go to schools unmasked during a pandemic. Then they’ll see how precious their life is to Abbott & crew.
— Democat Jorge😼 (@DemocatJorge) September 1, 2021
At the same time he signs this he's fighting to stop the expansion of Medicaid in TX. He won't allow mask mandates in schools. He won't allow vaccine requirements. This is what I mean about it not being about protecting life @ChrisCuomo https://t.co/ai6Gk8ubEN
— ✨Dianne The History Teacher✨ (@TxBuckeyeBabe) September 1, 2021
No- you’re not pro-life. You’re pro uterus control- if you were pro life you would support vaccines and masks in schools. You don’t mind if those kids are sick or die.
— Melanie (@melsmalltx1) September 1, 2021
Fuck you. Children are dying because of your refusal to put lives first. My youngest sister, 7, got Covid because of your laws.
You do not care about children. You do no care about lives. No one is fooled by you and WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT. https://t.co/BfeV8y8Ixh
— Amani | Black photographer based in Dallas, Texas (@queen_incendi) September 1, 2021