The CEO of video game maker TripWire Interactive resigned from his job this week just days after backlash over a tweet in which he expressed support for Texas’s new abortion law.
The controversial law bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and allows Texas residents to sue doctors and nurses for each procedure performed, as well as others who assist women in getting an abortion.
Here’s the tweet that got him fired.
Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat. As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer.
Polling suggests those who identify as pro-life in growing.
The division between Americans identifying as pro-life and pro-choice has been particularly close in recent years. Since 2007, the percentages identifying as pro-choice and pro-life have each averaged 47% and the figures have varied by no more than five points in either direction.
The current breakdown of 49% identifying as pro-life and 46% as pro-choice falls within this range. (H/T Gallup)