Last week, the US controversially reversed Roe v. Wade, thus outlawing abortion for millions of women there. Actress Bette Midler has now criticized the decision, arguing that Viagra should also be outlawed because having a “limp d**k” must be “God’s will.”
The 76-years-old actress tweeted: “Time to ban Viagra. Because if pregnancy is ‘God’s will’, then so is your limp d**k.”
Many fans took sides with her and tweeted in support of Middler’s statement, with one person writing: “I love it. The Republican limp d**k party.”
Another said: “Been saying this for years.”
A third person commented: “My brother-in-law asked if they are going to ban condoms in red states – birth control right?”
While another wrote: “Couldn’t have said it better myself.”
The performer, who will star in the upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel later this year, has been outspoken about her opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to return decisions about abortion legislative rights to the US states.
Following Roe v Wade being overturned, she tweeted: “They did it. THEY DID IT TO US! #SCOTUS has overturned #RoevWade, enshrined in the Constitution as settled law for over 50 years.
“How dare they? This #SCOTUS is absolutely tone-deaf to the will and even the actual needs of the American people. #WakeUpAmerica.”
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 26 states are already considering outlawing abortion in response to the Supreme Court decision.
Following the overturning over the weekend, “trigger laws” criminalizing abortion were already enacted in thirteen states, among them Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
On Monday (27 June), a court in Louisiana was able to stop the implementation of “trigger laws” that would have abruptly ended abortion rights throughout the state.
Judge Robin M. Giarrusso of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court ordered a temporary injunction preventing the state from enforcing the prohibition.
A hearing in the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish was scheduled on July 8 by Judge Giarrusso.
After Planned Parenthood challenged them because they had specific exceptions for rape, incest, or the mother’s health, an ABC News report states that a Utah judge similarly blocked “trigger laws” earlier this week.
Karrie Galloway, president, and chief executive officer of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, released a statement following the judge’s ruling.
She said: “Today is a win, but it is only the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long and difficult fight.”