A new Supreme Court decision on abortion has sparked controversy around the country, but now a country music singer is taking fire for her response.
Stella Parton, sister of legendary artist Dolly Parton and a hit artist in her own right, responded to the court ruling on Twitter writing,
“Don’t you find it odd that women in America are being treated worse than women in Afghanistan? We wasted 2 trillion dollars plus to go into Afghanistan to liberate their women and children? Something ain’t right here folks. Are you catching on yet?”
The comments come after the Supreme Court this week refused to strike down a Texas law that banned abortion after six weeks.
The ruling effectively gives the green light to other states to enact the same law.
“No freedom is more precious than life itself,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in response to the ruling. “Starting today, every unborn child with a heartbeat will be protected from the ravages of abortion. Texas will always defend the right to life.”
The court did go out of its way to say this is not a final ruling on abortion to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“We stress that we do not purport to resolve definitively any jurisdictional or substantive claim in the applicants’ lawsuit,” the court said. “In particular, this order is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law, and in no way limits other procedurally proper challenges to the Texas law, including in Texas state courts.”
President Joe Biden responded Thursday to the ruling, lambasting the court.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling overnight is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for almost fifty years,” he said in a statement. “By allowing a law to go into effect that empowers private citizens in Texas to sue health care providers, family members supporting a woman exercising her right to choose after six weeks, or even a friend who drives her to a hospital or clinic, it unleashes unconstitutional chaos and empowers self-anointed enforcers to have devastating impacts.”