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Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweet About The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade Has Twitter Seething

The List logo: MainLogoThe List 6/24/2022 Shana Aborn
Donald Trump Jr. October 2020 © Chris Manning/Shutterstock Donald Trump Jr. October 2020

In a decision polarizing America, the Supreme Court ruled on June 24 to overturn Roe v. Wade, the almost 50-year-old federal law protecting a woman's right to end a pregnancy. The reversal puts abortion rights into the hands of individual states, meaning that about half of the country will severely restrict the procedure or ban it altogether, per CNN

Among the many prominent figures weighing in on the SCOTUS decision was President Joe Biden, who is asking Americans to vote for Congressional candidates in their areas who will fight to keep abortion legal and safe. Many prominent performers, including Viola Davis, Padma Lakshmi, Eva Longoria, and Taylor Swift, expressed their outrage on social media, according to Page Six

Notable conservative voices chimed in, as well. Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has reinvented himself from a popular TV doctor to a Trump-backed Pennsylvania Senate candidate, issued a statement on social media. Noting that he respects people with opposing opinions, he himself "will defend the sanctity of life," he wrote. Dr. Oz added in part, "I am relieved that protecting the lives of America's unborn children will once again be decided by the people through their elected representatives."

Donald Trump, too, weighed in on the reversal of Roe v. Wade, calling it a divinely inspired decision that would "work out for everybody" by leaving the choice up to states. The former president's son had his own take on the issue as well — one that is getting roasted on social media.

Donald Trump Jr. Compared Abortion Rights To The COVID Vaccine

U.S. Supreme Court Building © Lucky-photographer/Shutterstock U.S. Supreme Court Building

Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. is a highly active Twitter user, frequently tweeting about current events from a far-right standpoint. Accordingly, he responded to the June 24 Supreme Court decision by tweeting, "REMINDER: The libs crying today about 'my body, my choice' because they're big mad that they might not be able to kill babies on demand, are the same radicals who wanted a forced nationwide covid vaccine mandate on all Americans to be able to get a job & provide for your family."

Though the former first son's statement got more than 29,000 likes, it also drew fire from opponents who didn't mince words. Many replied with editorial cartoons pointing out that the same people who oppose abortion are often equally opposed to government assistance for low-income mothers. One follower retorted, "Sorry, Junior, you are the radical one, the majority of the United States wants our Senate to codify Roe v. Wade." A commenter pointed out the "flawed" comparison in Don Jr.'s message. "Abortion isn't contagious. COVID is highly contagious and therefore needs to be controlled."

Then there was one woman who spoke from experience. "As a teen mom, let me be the one to educate you," she said. "Taxpayers paid completely for the birth, my housing, food, etc because I couldn't afford to do so. So be prepared for the impact this has on every family who pays taxes now because you will pay for this decision."

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