This Pro-Life Man Was Fired Because He Celebrated Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 7, 2022   |   3:11PM   |   Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland pro-life candidate Zach Tomlin said he was fired from a job in late June for celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on his personal Facebook page.

KPIC News 4 reports Tomlin, who is running for state Senate, said the Carroll County Arts Council sent him an email informing him that his business contract with them would be terminated because of the comment.

“In light of your political post on Facebook, I am reconsidering our business relationship,” council executive director Lynne Griffith wrote in the email, according to the local news. “I will advise you of the date of termination.”

The arts council receives taxpayer funding, and attorney David Ellin said he believes it violated Tomlin’s constitutional right to free speech.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re pro-life or pro-choice, pro-gun or anti-gun, the fact of the matter is his free speech was taken away from him,” Ellin told the local news.

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Tomlin said he supports the arts council and wants it to thrive. He urged Griffith and other leaders to recognize that many conservatives support its work.

“I will not cower to cancel culture over my political views. Even if we don’t agree on everything, I think we can all agree this is wrong,” he responded on Facebook.

Approached for comment by KPIC News, the arts council said Griffith was away and would comment on the matter at a later time.

Abortion is a heatedly controversial issue, but Tomlin’s Facebook post on June 24 was not harsh or inflammatory.

“The SCOTUS ruling from the Supreme Court is a victory for those of us that believe in small government. It takes the topic of abortion out of the hands of the Federal Government and returns it to the States,” he wrote.

Tomlin went on to explain that he is pro-life for the whole life, from babies in the womb to the elderly. He also expressed compassion for women in difficult circumstances who turn to abortion, thinking it is their only option.

“I am not here to look down upon or judge anyone,” he wrote. “I am not here to add pain to those that have already experienced so much. That is not who I am.”

He said he supports pro-life legislation as long as there are exceptions for rape, incest and “harm to the mother.”

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.

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the infamous abortion ruling in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Now, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again and their pro-life laws are expected to save hundreds of thousands of lives.