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Bette Midler defends abortion access tweets criticized as anti-trans

Bette Midler protected himself from online backlash on Tuesday. Tweets posted over the weekend have sparked criticism on social media, with thousands of users calling. Her comments are anti-transgender and exclusive.

In the past, Midler, who had spoken to LGBTQ + activities and was described as an ally of the community, was reluctant to ask for gender, so fans and advocates said. Faced with disappointment. Comprehensive term in discussions, including access to abortion.

"Women in the world. We are deprived of our rights to our bodies, our lives and even our names." Artist tweetedon Sunday. did. "They no longer call us" women. " They call us "births" or "menstruators" and even "people with vagina". Don't let them erase you. All humans on earth owe you.

This message has been issued since the Supreme Court ruled that theRoe v. Wade casewas overturned. It arrived in less than a week. The groundbreaking case of 1973 established the constitutional right to choose abortion. This allowed the state government to regulate access to abortion within its jurisdiction, and a number of bans were implemented almost immediately. Alabama lawmakers have already used court decisions to argue that individual statesshould also be able to bangender-verifying treatments for transgender youth. .. 

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Onory singer and actress Bette Midler was honored at the 44th Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Attend and applaud. December 5, 2021.SAMUEL CORUM / AFP via Getty Images

Twitter users do not just say "female" when talking about "people in need of abortion" or abortion , "Abortionable People" acknowledges that many transgender or non-binary people also need access to their healthcare services. Some users called Midler a "TERF" or a trance-excluded reactionary feminist and suggested boycotting her next movie.

Midler tackled criticism on Tuesday, and she wrote in another her tweet , she said, "Whatever she is exclusive or transphobic." She wrote that she didn't mean to say. 

"People in the world. My tweet about women was in response to this fascinating and well-written article at NYT on July 3rd," she said. I linked to an article that I didn't agree to include gender. Words surrounding the right to abortion. "What I said had no exclusive or transphobic intent. It wasn't about it."

"As far as I can remember, those left behind. I've been fighting for, "Midler continued. "Still, if you want to dismiss my 60 years of proven love and concern for tweets that have always supported and falsely offended those who worship, do so."

People in the world. My tweet about women was in response to this fascinating and well-written piece at the New York Times on July 3rd. I said had no exclusive or transphobic intent.  It wasn't about it.

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler)July 5, 2022

The New York TimesOpinion Piece, Columnist Pamela Paul, Last Month The aftermath of the decision suggested that it revealed a common rationale among those on the other side of the political spectrum. 

"Women do not count because the far right and the far left have found the only thing they can agree on," she wrote. Paul argues that abortion advocates fall into the latter category when talking about the issue, and their efforts to remove the gender term from the assisted reproductive technology conversation perpetuate the "misogyny agenda," she said. Stated.

Musician and actor Macy Gray also accused of sharing anti-transgender sentiment this week in aappearancein the Fox Nation talk series Piers Morgan Uncensored. it was done. She said she is a sex reassignment surgery and she believes that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in sports. Her comments reflect theused by leaders throughout the United States as the state has, andhave transgender children. Continue to implement preventive policy Join an athletic team and receive some form of medical care 

Gray later stated that her remarks were "terribly misunderstood," addingto the tweet, and finally "whoever praises the LGBT community more than before," more than before. Not. " Comments on Morgan about transgender people.

JK Rowling — Created the "Harry Potter" series and was infamously labeled as "TERF" after being accused of transphobia — SupportedGray and Twitter Midler, both after facing similar accusations.

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