Jodi Picoult feigned shock when she learned that anti-abortion groups were supportive of President Donald Trump‘s stem cell use. Trump announced that he was diagnosed with coronavirus on October 2, and one of the treatments he’s been using includes cells ‘derived from an aborted fetus.’
Picoult took to Twitter, joking about this discovery. The author alleged that not using stem cells for research was more focused on controlling women than saving babies.
“OMG. You mean this was never about saving ‘babies’ — it was about controlling women!?.” the author sarcastically tweeted on Monday, leading with the eyes emoji. “I’M SHOCKED. (Not.)” Picoult included a link from a Business Insider article titled: “Antiabortion groups say they stand behind Trump’s use of a drug tested on cells derived from an aborted fetus because the president ‘was not involved with that abortion.'”