Actor Jim Carrey on Saturday tweeted his wish that Republican Alabama Governor Kay Ivey had been aborted, presumably before she was able to sign the state’s recently passed abortion bill.
“I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama,” Carrey tweeted, along with a cartoon representation of an abortion device going into an adult Ivey’s head attached to a baby’s body. The actor often tweets pictures he draws himself.
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
As Alabama’s governor, Ivey signed the nation’s toughest abortion bill into law on Wednesday, which punishes doctors with a Class C felony — 10 to 99 years in prison — for performing an abortion. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.
Sure to be contested in the courts, the law was written and purposely passed as a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal in the United States. (RELATED: McCarthy Says Alabama Abortion Law Goes ‘Further Than I Believe)
“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said via statement.
Carrey, an outspoken liberal and vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, received plenty of support on Twitter for his post in the form of over 30,000 likes in its first few hours, but plenty also pointed out its lack of tact.
One commenter, Catholic Herald columnist Matthew Schmitz, drew from Carrey’s Catholic roots to post a quote from the late Pope John Paul II on abortion:
“We face an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, the culture of death and the culture of life … we are all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life.”
—John Paul IIhttps://t.co/rqpe3c8uXg
— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) May 18, 2019