Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted criticism on social media on Saturday for calling non-biological dad and mom “fake mom and fake dad” as Republicans push adoption as an abortion different within the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Greene, a Georgia Republican, warned about what she views as threats to youngsters and conservative values throughout a dialogue on her present MTG Live, which was posted to Rumble on Thursday. During the dialogue, the congresswoman defined one purpose she worries for kids is as a result of some are raised by “fake” dad and mom.
“Children are in the greatest danger in America today because traditional family values are being destroyed—the idea that mom and dad together, not fake mom and fake dad, but the biological mom and biological dad, can raise their children together and do what’s right for their children,” she stated.
Many critics took her remarks as a slight in opposition to adoptive dad and mom, who step in to boost youngsters whose “biological” dad and mom give them up for adoption.
Her remarks come as abortion-rights are being rolled again in giant swaths of the nation, with many Republicans pointing to adoption as a substitute for ladies who would in any other case search an abortion.
“The adoption pushers call adoptive parents ‘fake.’ It’s all lies from them,” tweeted lawyer Janet Johnson.
“I don’t tweet politics nor usually care about the rantings of a moron. But as part of a family where we are blessed to have adopted members, her referring to non-biological parents as “faux mother and faux dad” is too offensive to ignore,” tweeted Philadelphia sports activities radio host Glen Macnow.
Famed sportscaster, Michael Buffer, tweeted that his non-biological dad and mom would have “heartily” disagreed with the feedback.
“So all those loving foster parents and parents who’ve adopted children are ‘fake’? This hate mongering buffoon and sad excuse of a human being (let alone a legislator) is a certified P.O.S.! My nonbiological parents who raised me would heartily disagree with this creep’s remarks!” he wrote.
Actress Patricia Arquette tweeted: “Are adoption parents the “faux dad and mom” she means? What is she going to call all the parents who raise children from forced births from rape?”
A video of Greene’s remarks was first posted to Twitter by PatriotTakes, an account that displays conservatives. The video has been seen greater than 150,000 occasions as of Saturday afternoon.
Across the United States, there are tens of millions of people that have both been adopted or adopted a baby. Each yr, about 135,000 youngsters are adopted within the U.S., based on the Adoption Network. In 2020, roughly 632,000 youngsters spent at the least a while in foster care, based on knowledge from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Adoption has emerged as a hotly debated subject as the way forward for reproductive rights is debated. Even although anti-abortion advocates counsel it is another for ladies who don’t want to preserve their youngster, others argue it isn’t all the time a viable choice because of the excessive price of childbirth and that many youngsters already go unadopted.