“Woke” Employee Refused to Work Because He’s “in Mourning” About Overturning Roe. He Just Got Fired

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 5, 2022   |   12:49PM   |   Washington, DC

A “woke” music industry employee complained about being fired from his job in June after he refused to work because he was “mourning” the end of Roe v. Wade.

Red State reports Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, claimed in a post on LinkedIn that he was fired from his job for expressing his support for abortion. However, it appears Lopez actually was fired for refusing to work, according to the report.

In the post, Lopez said he went into “mourning” after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe on June 24 in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The historic victory for life means states may protect unborn babies from abortion again, and more than a dozen already have done so.

However, Lopez expressed outrage at the ruling, describing it as an “attack” on “people with uteruses” and “abortion rights.”

“I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone,” he wrote, according to the report. “… Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how company’s [sic] expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away.”

That Friday, Lopez said he decided not to do one of his regular jobs processing reports for upcoming releases and emailing them to 275 people, according to the New York Post. He also demanded that his employer stop donating to pro-life politicians – “or expect more unproductive days.”

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When he came back to work on Monday, Lopez said a human resources employee informed him that he was fired. He said the company told him the reasons were “Not doing your job, disrupting the day of 275 people and poor judgement.” [sic]

However, Lopez claimed he really was fired for sharing his pro-abortion opinion publicly.

“Just got fired for this email from Friday, so they’re letting you know where they stand on employees speaking out on politicians that support marginalization for folks like me,” he said, according to the report. “A brown queer person terminated during Pride month speaking in support of abortion rights. Seems like that’s exactly what America is all about right now.”

Most Americans support stronger legal protections for unborn babies than what Roe allowed. LifeNews highlighted 14 recent polls here.

The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions without limits up to birth. As a result, more than 63 million unborn babies were killed in abortions. Now, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again and their pro-life laws are expected to save hundreds of thousands of lives.