Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin was criticized and mocked online after she claimed that women could now be “executed” by a state after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision.
Rubin tweeted her bizarre claim and was immediately lambasted for it.
“[A] state can now execute a woman for refusing to submit to a forced birth even if the ‘abortion’ is within hours of conception. barbarism,” she tweeted Friday.
added in a second tweet, “senators cheering the decision are supporting states’ power to criminalize all abortions in all situations. This is radical, inhumane and intolerable in a free society.”
Here’s a sampling of the responses to Rubin’s tweet:
“While I respect the enthusiasm you have thinking you can wish nonsense into existence, and I certainly hate to burst your crazy little bubble, but literally none of that is true,” read one tweet.
“[I]t’s wildly irresponsible for WaPo opinion writers, even less credible ones like Rubin, to spread this type of misinformation,” responded Liz Wolfe of Reason.
“There’s something seriously wrong with you,” replied radio talk host Jason Rantz.
Others pointed out that Rubin had previously argued against Democrats about elective abortions not being women’s health.
Some just responded with confusion.
“What on God’s earth are you talking about?” said David Harsanyi of the Federalist.
Many pro-abortion supporters have taken to the streets Friday to protest against the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn federal abortion rights in the United States. Some Democrats have responded by saying they will “defy” the U.S. Supreme Court while others have come very close to calling for violence to meet their political goal of defending abortion rights.
Rubin has been touted by the Washington Post as their “conservative” columnist, but many on the right reject that identification given her constant haranguing and criticism of conservative politicians and policies.
Here’s more about the historic decision:
Supreme Court OVERTURNS Roe v. Wade | The News & Why It Matters | 6/24/22