Critics slam Whoopi Goldberg for ‘transphobic’ take on SCOTUS case
Critics on Twitter were quick to point out the hypocrisy in Whoopi Goldberg’s comments on the Mississippi abortion case currently in front of the Supreme Court, and even went so far as to call her transphobic.
“Transmen are men until it becomes politically inconvenient,” one Twitter user observed.
Goldberg took men to task in a viral video clip, telling them that because they’re male, they have no right to an opinion on the issue of abortion.
“Do any of you men have any eggs or the possibility of carrying a fetus?” Goldberg snapped. “How dare you talk about what a fetus wants? You have no idea.”
“I have to inform you, @WhoopiGoldberg … I have personal experience as a fetus, therefore I do have a say in this,” one man replied.
“‘How dare you talk about what a fetus wants’ Guys, raise your hand if you were never a fetus. Anyone?” queried another.
“Wait until she finds out who ruled on Roe in the first place,” said Alex Manners.
“First of all, isn’t the left all in on the ridiculous suggestion that men can have babies? So this is transphobic, right? Second, is Whoopi suggesting women *are* able to communicate directly with fetuses and decipher what they want? ” Tre Goins-Phillips wondered.
“I thought men could have babies now, “birthing person”? he/him/they/she whatever I’m so confused now,” someone else said.
“How transphobic,” commented Ashe Short.
“I have been reliably informed that many men do in fact have the possibility of getting pregnant. This transphobic bigotry from Whoopi Goldberg is outrageous and unacceptable,” tweeted Matt Walsh.
“Hey Whoopi then why should you have a problem with others not getting the jab? It’s their business with their body and their doctor.! #howdareyou,” another person added.
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The case has implications for two longstanding Supreme Court precedents, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, as the state of Mississippi seeks for the Court to strike down a lower court ruling that blocked its 15-week abortion ban from taking effect.
Many experts tout the case as the most consequential abortion litigation in over 40 years.
“Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood versus Casey haunt our country,” Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart said. “They have no basis in the Constitution. They have no home in our history or traditions. They’ve damaged the democratic process. They poison the law. They’ve choked off compromise. For 50 years they’ve kept this court at the center of a political battle that it can never resolve and 50 years on, they stand alone. Nowhere else does this court recognize a right to end a human life.”