Actor Jim Carrey slammed Alabama’s new pro-life law Sunday in a cartoon that depicts Gov. Kay Ivey being aborted as a baby in the womb.
Carrey, an artist, comedian and actor (“Bruce Almighty,” “Ace Ventura”), meant to criticize the pro-life governor with his gruesome cartoon, but some pro-lifers thanked him for inadvertently exposing the violence of abortion.
The cartoon shows Ivey as a distressed baby in the womb while a large tube sucks away her brain.
“I think if you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama,” Carrey wrote Sunday on Twitter.
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
On Wednesday, Ivey signed a law that bans abortions entirely in Alabama. The law would make aborting an unborn baby a felony and put abortionists in prison for life for killing unborn babies. However, the abortion industry is expected to challenge the law before it goes into effect.
Liberals in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. quickly blasted the legislation, but Carrey’s cartoon has received more attention than most of the attacks.
Soon after seeing it, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, criticized the political left for being “consumed by hate.”
“This is not OK. Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate,” the pro-life Republican wrote. “Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility. I disagree w/ Carrey’s politics, but believe we should respect his humanity nonetheless. I wish he could reciprocate. #LoveIsStrongerThanHate”
Others, including conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, noted that Carrey’s graphic cartoon accidentally exposed the truth about abortion.
“This is a pretty great depiction of an abortion: clinically accurate, and wiping out an individual human life,” Shapiro wrote.
The Susan B. Anthony List thanked Carrey for at least being honest about supporting violence.
#prochoice summed up in a picture: If someone is inconvenient, it’s OK to kill them by suctioning out their brains.
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) May 20, 2019
African pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha expressed similar thoughts, writing: “At least you seem to know how grisly an abortion is. Your image is accurate down to the abortionist’s cannula suctioning out the brain matter of the fetus, sort of like a serial killer at work. Bravo Jim Carry, you do know what an abortion looks like. Bravo!”
At least you seem to know how grisly an abortion is. Your image is accurate down to the abortionist’s cannula suctioning out the brain matter of the fetus, sort of like a serial killer at work. Bravo Jim Carry, you do know what an abortion looks like. Bravo!
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) May 18, 2019
Others expressed their disgust with the cartoon, including former Carrey fans. Kaya Jones, a Grammy Award winning artist, said the actor used to be one of her favorites but not anymore.
“Honestly, I’m disgusted by your lack of respect for the image is what happens to babies,” Jones wrote in response. “They are sucked out of the mother. Shame on you Jim.”
Thousands of others also weighed in on Twitter, some questioning why the social media site has not banned the actor for depicting violence against an individual.
The new Alabama law represents the views of state voters. Last year, Alabamans voted for a ballot amendment that says unborn babies have a right to life, and 55 percent of the voters were women, according to figures from the Alabama Secretary of State.
State House Bill 314, sponsored by state Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation, but abortionists could be punished by life or 10 to 99 years in prison.
Abortion activists are expected to block the law in court before it goes into effect.