An Indiana doctor went viral over the weekend after she bragged about providing abortions, leading many people who identify as "pro-choice" to question their stance.
Last Friday, Dr. Katie McHugh, a "queer OB/GYN," posted a picture of herself holding a cannula — a device used in abortions to remove the tissue of the deceased unborn child from the womb — while boasting about providing abortion "care."
"Happy Friday! #Abortion care is still legal in Indiana. We’re doing everything we can to keep it that way," she tweeted. "#AbortionIsHealthcare — as well as a community priority, a family value, and a normal part of life!
"Abortion is moral, common, and it isn’t going away," she claimed. "Neither are we."
The post, which received millions of views by Monday, generated a tidal wave of backlash.
Specifically, many people who identify as "pro-choice" — i.e., those who support abortion — spoke out against Dr. McHugh and her "creepy" post.
- "Abortion should *never* be common and should *never* be celebrated. I say this as someone who's against making it illegal. What an absolutely unnerving and creepy post," one person said.
- "Seeing how happy you are to kill babies makes me question my pro choice stance," another person said.
- "I’m largely pro-choice but I question if I’m on the right side of the argument when I see providers get excited to perform abortions. This is a very, very creepy post," another person said.
- "I’m pro-choice, not pro-abortion. A distinction I never felt the need to make until this recent — and yes creepy — Democrat/lefty embrace of abortion," one person responded.
- "All they wanted was safe, legal, and rare. Now we have 'moral, common, and isn’t going away,'" another person observed.
- "Why are you smiling with an abortion tool.. even in the most straight forward of circumstances it still isn’t smile worthy..." another person responded.
The sharp reaction, rather than drawing out a spirit of contrition, caused Dr. McHugh to dig her heels in.
"Despite the *many* hateful comments, I am proud to normalize #abortion care, smile at and for people needing help, and honor the people choosing abortion," she responded.
"I celebrate the chance to honor people as they choose their lives, families, and futures," she added.
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