A physician who works solely as an abortionist said he is happy when he sees women come back for his services.
Dr. Joe Nelson — who describes himself on Twitter as “your friendly neighborhood abortion provider” — went so far as to say his day is made when he offers additional abortions to repeat patients. He went on to call it a “huge compliment.”
After realizing the criticism his tweets were gaining, Nelson set his ire on the pro-life community, arguing they are “the problem.”
“Hello to the anti-abortion side of Twitter,” he wrote. “I make no apologies for caring for people in difficult situations with as much compassion as I can. Your collective blaming of women in this situation is exactly the problem I’m referring to.”
One mother in particular, Pam Creswell, took to Twitter to respond to Nelson, sharing a photo of her granddaughter with the doctor. Creswell’s unmarried daughter became pregnant unexpectedly, but “couldn’t fathom the thought of murdering this precious angel,” wrote the grandmother.
Nelson, of course, is using misleading language. Those who oppose abortion are not anti-women and the pro-life movement as a whole — of course, there are a handful of bad actors within any demographic — is compassionate toward women who have had or are considering abortions.
Someone who opposes abortion isn’t be default shaming women have had one.
In fact, more often than not, it’s the other way around: it’s those who favor access to abortion who are shaming pro-lifers, or even those who are honest about what abortion is.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, for example, said earlier this month that abortion is “a tragedy,” even though he is 100% in support of women’s access to abortive care.
Nevertheless, the entrepreneur-turned-presidential hopeful was lambasted for his comments by people who accused him of “shaming” women and “demonizing” abortion with his “dangerous” rhetoric.