Torres eventually deleted her tweet at the request of a friend who had invited her to a dialoguing event between pro-choice and pro-life activists in Australia. However, Torres blamed the massive pro-life backlash to her incredibly disturbing and callous remarks, rather than the tone or nature of the remarks themselves, for the "inhibition of progress" in that dialogue.
Yes, I deleted the post.— Leah Torres, MD (@LeahNTorres) March 15, 2018
My friend asked me to. See, the thing is, she is trying to open dialogue between "pro-life" and "pro-choice" here in Australia, for the greater good of reproductive health.
Folks allowed the post to inhibit progress, so, it's off my feed.
Still, the emboldening effects of Torres' original tweet can be glimpsed among the comments from her followers who insist that "a fetus ISN'T a baby", and "I don't care if fetuses can scream, tap dance, or tweet, if it's in MY body, putting my life at risk, I say what goes."
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