Last month, Reese Witherspoon posted uncharacteristically political tweets with regard to abortion, telling women living in conservative states that she will “fight” for them to have abortions and deeming “heartbeat” abortion bans “unconstitutional.” The full-on denial of pro-life women in Witherspoon’s savior tweeting was met with understandable criticism from pro-lifers.
“Women of Alabama, I will fight for you. Women of Georgia, I will fight for you. Women of Ohio, Kentucky , Missouri and Mississippi, I will fight for you,” wrote Witherspoon in a tweet posted on May 17.
The “Big Little Lies” actress added that she’ll be donating to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and The Yellowhammer Fund “to support legal efforts to fight these unconstitutional laws.”
Days earlier, the actress wrote in a tweet: “I”m beyond upset about the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio. This is Unconstitutional and Abhorrent. We can not tolerate this attack on women’s fundamental rights.”
Witherspoon was hit with responses from pro-lifers — particularly women — who were completely ignored by the “Legally Blonde” actress.
“This woman of Texas says nah girl I’m good. You can stay in Hollywood and leave southern women alone,” Human Coalition’s Lauren Enriquez wrote.
“Do women of Alabama want Reese to fight for them?” asked pro-life leader Obianuju Ekeocha. “Do women of Georgia want Reese to fight for them? Do women of Ohio,Kentucky,Missouri & Mississippi want Reese Witherspoon to fight for them?”
“Go away multimillionaire pro-abortion celebrity!” she added.
“They don’t want your ‘fight,’ [Reese Witherspoon],” wrote Live Action founder Lila Rose. “Even though you won’t acknowledge they exist, the women of these states helped vote the women and men into office who passed these laws to protect our most vulnerable little women (and men) in the womb.”
Blaze TV’s Allie Beth Stuckey noted, “I’m guessing by ‘women’ you’re not including the hundreds of thousands aborted each year.”
Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing replied to Witherspoon:
The women of Alabama,
The women of Georgia,
The women of Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and Mississippi, all outnumber the men in their states and so don’t need to be fought for.
They have the political power already because hashtag democracy.
They just don’t all agree with you.
“What if not all women think like you?” said Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro. “What if, in fact, a majority of women in most of these states are pro-life? (Spoiler: they are.)”
Witherspoon has remained relatively apolitical throughout her career, though she has identified herself as a “feminist” and has been vocal in supporting “Time’s Up” — a movement advocating for females’ equal pay and representation in Hollywood.
Speaking to Glamour, Witherspoon said she’s a feminist, in part, because sexuality is never shameful. “A big part of when I read Cheryl Strayed’s book ‘Wild,’ was how she dealt with her own sexuality,” she said. “And kind of gave herself an opportunity to forgiver herself. Every choice and decision that you make, bad good, right or wrong, it’s part of your life. And it’s part of defining who you are, and building character, and becoming the woman that you want to be.”