Jim Carrey's graphic pro-abortion painting backfires as pro-lifers call it a 'blessing' for their movement

On May 15, Gov. Kay Ivey signed the strictest abortion ban bill into law in Alabama, imposing a near-total ban on abortions in the state with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest


                            Jim Carrey's graphic pro-abortion painting backfires as pro-lifers call it a 'blessing' for their movement

Actor Jim Carrey has made news yet again for another one of his controversial paintings. This time, it is a caricature of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey as an aborted fetus.

Ivey days ago signed the strictest abortion ban bill into law in Alabama, imposing a near-total ban on abortions in the state. The legislation is set to come into effect in six months and makes no exception for cases of rape and incest.

The 57-year-old actor took to Twitter over the weekend and posted a drawing of Ivey as a fetus still attached to an umbilical cord while a large hypodermic needle is being inserted into Ivey’s head.

Carey tweeted the image with the caption: "I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama."



 

The caricature, however, did not go well with many. 

The Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, tweeted, saying: "This is not OK. Today's Left: vicious, angry, and consumed by hate."

Some social media users suggested that the actor must be suffering from poor mental health to resort to such drawings.

Twitter user Lila Rosa said: "This is sick and wrong, @JimCarrey. Celebrating the horrific, cruel acts that rip babies apart is evil. Wishing a brutal death on someone and joking about it is monstrous."

Liz Wheeler, a conservative commentator, tweeted: "Thank you for the truly accurate (and therefore horrifying) portrayal of abortion... sucking out the brains of a PERSON because that person is inconvenient to you. You blessed the pro-life movement with this."

Lauren Surratt tweeted: "This should be the end of your Twitter activity. Period. If anyone else would have posted it, they would be deactivated."

The Canadian-American actor has a history of drawing controversial caricatures, particularly of President Donald Trump. 

Following Alabama's lead, lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill on Friday that also prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.

Similar moves have been proposed by multiple other states with Republican-controlled legislatures to restrict women's rights to terminate their pregnancies.