Actress Jessica Chastain raised her middle fingers in a photo posted on July 4, and shared the message, “Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights.”
In response to Chastain’s post, author and lawyer David Limbaugh, the brother of the late talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh, tweeted, “Anyone, including feckless Republicans, who uses the term ‘reproductive rights’ to describe the freedom to kill babies distorts language. There’s nothing reproductive about the destruction of life. Abortion is the termination of the reproductive process, not a part of it.”
Harrison Fields, who serves as senior adviser of communications for Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, tweeted, “Land of the free because someone WAY braver than who you think you are actually did something productive with their life to allow you to throw up the bird to our nation. Happy Independence Day from me and my CONSTITUTIONAL rights,”
“You know the unborn baby also has independence right? What about the baby’s right to life? I mean thats essentially what you’re doing when you get an abortion. You’re flipping your baby the bird,” someone else tweeted in response to Chastain’s post.
While conservatives rejoiced last month when the Supreme Court issued a ruling that enables states to ban abortions, leftists have been up in arms about the high court’s decision. The ruling does not prevent states from continuing to allow abortions.
“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the opinion reads.
Some Democrats, including Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York, have claimed that people will die because of the ruling. “Nothing about overturning Roe v Wade is pro-life when thousands will die due to a lack of medical care,” Bowman has claimed.