The democratic process in Alabama, through its elected representatives, senator and governor, passed a law making it a felony to do an abortion, with a possible penalty of up to 99 years in prison.
And that has the opposition doing, well, strange things.
For example, there was the mostly nude image Hollywood celeb Emily Ratajkowski posted on social media.
Twitchy, the Twitter news aggregator, helped her message along, tongue-in-cheek, with, “Take that, Alabama!”
“Posing naked will totally teach those old white men in Alabama a lesson. And that lesson is … anti-abortion legislation makes beautiful women’s clothes fall off?” it said.
Critics pointed out that Ratajkowski injected racism into the dispute by blaming the law on 25 “white men” in the Alabama Senate who voted for it.
The law was adopted with the intention of prompting lawsuits that would eventually bring a case to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Fox News reported others from Hollywood were imparting their knowledge to the rest of the world.
“Of those 25 men who voted to ban abortion in Alabama, I’d like to know how many of them have ever been pregnant,” wrote comedian Chelsea Handler. “Or have gotten pregnant as a result of rape. I’d like to know how many of those men know exactly what it is like to be a woman. The answer is zero.”
The retrograde Alabama criminalizes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP men. Handmaid’s Tale from the GOP. https://t.co/EgCsvgiPVy
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 15, 2019
Barbra Streisand wrote, “Handmade’s Tale from the GOP.”
Lady Gaga wrote: “It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those (sic) have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not. So there’s a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists? This is a travesty and I pray for all these women and young girls who will suffer at the hands of this system”
Do what the Alabama government refuses to do: help women by donating to the https://t.co/VxouPOI5gt. Donating is as easy as flicking an embryo out of a uterus should be.
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) May 15, 2019
Michelle Wolf used the issue for fundraising.
Actor Chris Evans of Marvel’s Captain America fame and star of the earlier “Fantastic Four,” warned that the Roe decision establishing a right to abortion is at risk.
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019
Actress Mia Farrow posted an image of the legislators who supported the abortion law.
Every single State senator who voted to restrict reproductive rights for women, was a man. pic.twitter.com/ImAwZfFN4Z
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 15, 2019
Twitter user Tamblyn wrote, “This is war.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda said, “Let’s go.”
Alyssa Milano called it “the GOP’s war on women.”
Michael Moore wrote, “Talibama.”
Jane Lynch of the TV series “Glee” screamed, “THE GOAL IS TO CONTROL WOMEN.”
CBS reported Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill almost immediately, announcing it affirms “Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God.”
The Human Life Protection Act prohibits abortion or attempted abortion in Alabama unless the life of mother is in danger.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blamed, according to Fox News, “Twitter’s character limitations – and the reading skills of her critics” after she spread misinformation about the law.
She said it would jail women, but that’s not true.
When Liz Plank asked “men” to talk about their benefits from abortion, Christian Finnegan discussed a long-past relationship and a resulting abortion.
“Just about everything good in my life can be traced back to us not having that child,” Finnegan wrote.
Wrote Twitchy: “Killing an inconvenient child has done wonders for his career! Isn’t that special?”
When author Sarah Tuttle-Singer demanded pro-lifers tell what they’ve done for low-income single mothers, she didn’t get the answers she expected.
Dear Pro-Life friends: what have you *personally* done to support lower income single mothers?
— (((TuttleSinger))) سارا تاتل سينجر שרה טאטל-סינגר (@TuttleSinger) May 15, 2019
Dear Pro-Life friends: what have you *personally* done to support lower income single mothers? I’ll wait:” she wrote.
Almost immediately, thousands responded:
I've spent the last 15 years serving breakfast once a month at a homeless shelter and making lunches for the same shelter once a month on a separate weekend. Your bad faith garbage argument is irrelevant, but I hope your happy with your supposed mic drop.
— Mo Mo (@molratty) May 15, 2019
“I’ve spent the last 15 years serving breakfast once a month at a homeless shelter and making lunches for the same shelter once a month on a separate weekend. Your bad faith garbage argument is irrelevant, but I hope your happy with your supposed mic drop,” wrote “Mo Mo.”
Federalist Musket said: “I’m the president of the board of directors for our local domestic violence shelter. Oh, and I don’t slice up tiny unborn women.”
LaurieAnn said: “Every year I ‘adopt’ a single mom with children from our local shelter. I help her with food … diapers … clothes for the baby and siblings. She has my number … can call me any time. She normally doesn’t tho. She wants to do it herself. Warriors.”
Mary Elizabeth said: “When I shop, I buy baby stuff to donate to the local pregnancy centers. I’ve also lost count of the money I’ve donated to charities that help these mothers. It’s sad that you think we don’t walk the walk. Don’t be so bitter.”
George Wept wrote, “I adopted a child because his birth mother decided that she was unable to parent him.”
By the way, Habitual Linestepper asked Tuttle-Singer, “What have you done?”