The Daily Show: Celebrate the Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling, “Go Knock Someone Up in Texas”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 27, 2016   |   5:29PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion supporters are exposing the vile roots of their position today as they celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a Texas pro-life law.

The ruling reversed part of a pro-life Texas law that protects women’s health and has also saved the lives of thousands of unborn children and closed abortion clinics that can’t ensure adequate protection for women. The high court ruled 5-3 against the Texas pro-life law with Justice Stephen Breyer writing the decision.

One particularly horrendous, sexist tweet from The Daily Show got a lot of attention for encouraging Texas men to “knock someone up” – the implication being that the woman can simply have an abortion afterward to take care of the “problem.”

Though the tweet was meant to be funny, it quickly received a lot of backlash from people saying the joke went over the line. Even a number of people who identify as pro-choice said the joke was in very poor taste:

Pro-lifers also responded to The Daily Show with some strong comments condemning its unfeeling “joke”:

After getting so much backlash, the show tried to justify the tweet:

But people were not buying it: