- The Washington Times - Monday, May 20, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a tweet Monday blasting “vicious” and “angry” actor Jim Carrey for posting a cartoon of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey being aborted.

“This is not OK,” Mr. Cruz wrote. “Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate. Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility.

“I disagree w/ Carrey’s politics, but believe we should respect his humanity nonetheless. I wish he could reciprocate. #LoveIsStrongerThanHate,” the Republican senator added.

Mr. Carrey, a comedic actor turned artist and political activist, tweeted a cartoon on Saturday that envisioned Ms. Ivey, a Republican, as a fetus giving a thumbs up as she’s being aborted.

The “Ace Ventura” star added, “I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama.”

The post racked up more than 20,000 retweets in two days.

Ms. Ivey signed the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country on Wednesday, outlawing virtually all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest. Potential penalties include lengthy prison sentences for abortion providers.

A number of other states have recently passed anti-abortion laws, including Georgia, which banned abortions after six weeks or when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law has sparked a Hollywood boycott against Georgia, where many films and TV shows are shot and produced.

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