Texas pro-choice group brands abortions as 'magical' and 'self-care' at a holiday party, sparking major backlash

Texas pro-choice group brands abortions as 'magical' and 'self-care' at a holiday party, sparking major backlash
Texas Equal Access Fund is under fire for its 'abortions are magical for most' comment (Getty Images)

While "magical" is probably the last word one would associate with abortion, one Texas group has used the term to celebrate the procedure at a holiday party, where they also called it "self-care".

In a Facebook post, Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund shared what appears to be prayer candles marked with the words "abortions are magical", complete with the colorful outline of a unicorn, Fox News reported. "Getting our holiday party favors ready!" the pro-choice group wrote. "Every year we honor our volunteers and make sure they get a token of appreciation at our annual holiday party."

Critics blasted the group for the "absolutely sick" post.

"The TEA Fund brags about offering abortions to girls as young as 11 years old," tweeted Mary Margaret Olohan, a reporter for The Daily Caller.

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Speaking to the outlet, pro-life advocate Lila Rose described abortion as "the violent destruction of a defenseless human child by ripping apart, poisoning, or suctioning them to death."

Rose, who is also the founder and president of Live Action, said abortion was "not magical", but "murder".

In response to the controversial celebration, the March for Life put out an offer to the TEA Fund. 

"We'd like to extend an invitation to Texas Equal Access to the 2020 March for Life where they will hear about the beauty of life and how being pro-life is pro-woman, as well as hear the testimonies of women and men who regret having been involved in abortion," the group, which holds the largest pro-life rally in the US every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, wrote on Twitter.

But the pro-choice group doubled down on their choice of language despite receiving considerable backlash.

"Abortions are magical for most people who have them and refuting that just increases stigma around abortion," the group wrote in a separate post. "They are health care, self-care, and community care."

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