Jim Carrey received praise from anti-abortion supporters for his latest artwork, saying he “blessed the pro life [sic] movement” with his “truly accurate (and therefore horrifying) portrayal of abortion.”
The actor’s his latest creation depicts Alabama governor Kay Ivey as a fully-formed fetus being aborted and a caption that reads, “I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama.”
“This is a pretty great depiction of an abortion: clinically accurate, and wiping out an individual human life,” Ben Shapiro, founder and editor of the Daily Wire, wrote in a tweet Sunday.
“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,” added Liz Wheeler, a host on the conservative network OAN. “You blessed the pro life [sic] movement with this.”
The artwork is Carrey’s response to Ivey and her decision last week to sign a highly restrictive new law which virtually outlaws abortion throughout the state of Alabama. The law, and similar bills working their way through other state legislatures, is said by many intended as a direct challenge the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, which provides a fundamental “right to privacy” that protects a woman’s liberty to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.
The Ivey artwork drew negative responses from many prominent anti-abortion voices, who said Twitter’s allowing it to remain on the platform was evidence of a double standard.
“The extreme double standard of @jack & @Twitter on full, gross display here,” said Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action, an anti-abortion news website. “@JimCarrey publicly wishes death on someone and posts a gory photo of them being killed. He explicitly promotes a very violence that kills almost 1M people a year in the United States. & zero response.”
A rep for Twitter declined to comment on whether the tweet violated its terms of service. A rep for Carrey also did not immediately respond to request for comment.
You can see the original art — and some of the praise it received — below:
I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama. pic.twitter.com/6QgsY2rMz7
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 18, 2019
This is a pretty great depiction of an abortion: clinically accurate, and wiping out an individual human life. https://t.co/Sy58LwDdj1
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 19, 2019
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.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 19, 2019
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) May 19, 2019
Jim Carrey accidentally admitted what abortion is https://t.co/wMWjIyJlHj
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) May 19, 2019
I know you intended for this painting to support abortion, but it vividly illustrates the pro-life argument:
• "Fetuses" are people like you, me, and @kayiveyforgov.
• Abortion kills. https://t.co/hr9LvnZ87m
— Former Zygote Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 18, 2019
In an attempt to make a sick joke, Jim Carrey, who once had an actual career, displays the gruesome abortion process. https://t.co/ZTyN0Zx0Bv
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) May 19, 2019
Thanks for showing how brutal an abortion is, and your support for murder.
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) May 18, 2019