Rep. Dan Crenshaw reacted Thursday evening to a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano from earlier in the day, in which the progressive Hollywood star accused pro-life advocates of “hypocrisy.”
Milano has been a high-profile figure in the ongoing national conversation over abortion, sparked by recent legislation in various states aimed at curtailing the procedure.
“Heartbeat bills,” which prohibit most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, have passed in four states this year, and Alabama lawmakers voted last month to effectively outlaw the procedure entirely.
The actress has also been vocal in condemning the Trump administration’s hardline stance on immigration.
“Asylum seekers have heartbeats,” Milano said in a tweet. “So take your fake ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy and shove it where the sun don’t shine.”
The “Charmed” star’s dig at the pro-life crowd earned her backlash from several conservatives, including Crenshaw.
“Apparently necessary to point out that no one is advocating for killing asylum seekers w/heartbeats. So no, not ‘hypocrisy,'” the Texas lawmaker tweeted in response to Milano. “Also, if you care about asylum seekers, tell Democrats to approve Trump’s request for $4.5 B to improve the facilities at the border. #problemsolving.”
Dan Crenshaw isn’t the only one going after Milano
Milano has faced intense public scrutiny ever since she called for a #SexStrike last month to protest a recent wave of state laws and proposals aimed at curtailing abortion.
Then, she urged her fellow women and feminists to deny men sex “until we get bodily autonomy back.”
The effectiveness of the campaign has, arguably, been lackluster. Conservatives have mockingly applauded Milano for promoting the pro-life teaching of “abstinence first,” even as some have expressed pity for her husband.
Meanwhile, feminists – including a woman who suggested she’d divorced her husband for being a supporter of President Donald Trump – criticized the #SexStrike as a setback to women’s sexual liberation. LGBT types complained they had been excluded.