There are skirmishes almost daily now in the abortion war, the fight between those who want to protect preborn human life and those who advocate destroying unborn babies for any reason.
And the latest stunt, a pro-abortion cartoon from actor Jim Carrey, the comedic star of films such as “Dumb and Dumber” and “The Truman Show,” has Samaritan’s Purse chief Franklin Graham wondering how Twitter allows such “hate” to appear on its web pages.
The cartoon appeared after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law banning most abortions. Supporters of the law set it up specifically to clash with the 1973 abortion right-creating decision from the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade. They hope abortion promoters will sue, and the fight will eventually return the issue to the high court.
Carrey’s cartoon showed an abortionist sucking the governor to pieces.
He wrote: “I think If (sic) you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama.”
I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama. pic.twitter.com/6QgsY2rMz7
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 18, 2019
The Alabama law came after lawmakers in New York created a law essentially allowing abortion during a birth, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam went extreme, confirming that there could be a birth and the baby would be made comfortable while the mother and doctor had a “conversation.”
He implied it would be about the life of the baby, and generated horrified denunciations for his “infanticide” plan.
Graham wrote about Carrey’s “cartoon,” “That’s sick. Did you see Jim Carrey’s tweet with his drawing showing AL Gov. Kay Ivey being ‘aborted’ – sucked apart by an abortionist? Well it just shows that Jim Carrey and others do know beyond any doubt that abortion is the taking of another person’s life – murder. Wonder why Twitter doesn’t have a problem with Jim Carrey’s threatening message of hate?”
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called out Carrey for his “vicious” and “angry” attack on life.
“This is not OK,” the senator said on social media. “Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate. Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility. I disagree w/ Carrey’s politics, but believe we should respect his humanity nonetheless. I wish he could reciprocate. #LoveIsStrongerThanHate.”
Georgia was just one among a number of states moving to raise restrictions on abortion, now that there are two relatively new – and relatively conservative – justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Pro-life advocates view it as an opportunity to challenge the heart of the abortion industry – the Roe decision from 1973 where even the opinion’s author had doubts about it.
Fox reported there was a lot of other reaction – much of it negative – to Carrey.
“Thank you for the truly accurate (and therefore horrifying) portrayal of abortion… sucking out the brains of a PERSON because that person is inconvenient to you. You blessed the pro-life movement with this,” Liz Wheeler, OANN host, said.
Commentator Ben Shapiro said, “This is a pretty great depiction of an abortion: clinically accurate, and wiping out an individual human life.”
“At least you seem to know how grisly an abortion is. Your image is accurate down to the abortionist’s cannula suctioning out the brain matter of the fetus, sort of like a serial killer at work…you do know what an abortion looks like. Bravo!” wrote Obianuju Ekeocha, of the Culture of Life Africa.
Fox also explained, “Twitter states in its rules under ‘hateful conduct’ that the company will permanently suspend any account that includes a ‘violent threat…incites fears, or reduces someone to less than human,’ and under ‘glorification of violence,’ a user will be suspended for ‘specific threats of violence or wishing for serious physical harm, death, or disease to an individual or group of people.’”
“Sharon,” on social media, responded to Carrey, “He has actually gone too far insane. This ‘painting’ is not the work of a sane individual.”