In celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Texas’ anti-abortion law, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show tweeted a charming piece of pro-choice advice by telling their nubile viewers to get out and knock someone up.
“Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas,” read the vile tweet. Twitter users did not respond in kind.
.@TheDailyShow This tweet is so vile.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 27, 2016
Are you fucking kidding with this? Is it Frat Week there or something? https://t.co/ayJJuUqJvK
— Crystal R R Edwards (@CRREdwards) June 27, 2016
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) June 27, 2016
The scalding got the The Daily Show‘s attention, prompting an immediate, albeit headscratching, apology:
Friends, we’re certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2016
If Trevor Noah and his ilk think nothing is wrong with women killing their own babies, then why should they feel the need to clarify that the original tweet was “certainly not promoting abortions.” Why the shame? Take a cue from Gloria Steinem: