Abstinence trends on Twitter in wake of Roe v. Wade ruling

Abstinence was trending on Twitter on Saturday in the wake the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

A number of pro-choice Americans on social media were also pushing for a nationwide sex strike after the high court struck down the landmark abortion ruling.

“Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant,” one Twitter user wrote.

“In response to the fascist, women hating sociopaths on the supreme court overturning #Roe, I propose a nationwide sex strike for the foreseeable future,” another Twitter user fumed.

“I live in New York and I am DOUBLE FURIOUS with the Supreme Court. I want to find people who are coordinating a mass sex strike. That is our power,” one woman raged. “Women have the power here. No more sex until abortion rights are federal law.”

An abortion rights supporter holds her protest sign outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., Friday, June 24, 2022.
A pro-choice supporter rallies outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Mississippi on June 24, 2022.
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A abortion-rights supporter fears “women will die” in the wake of the Supreme Court decision during a protest in Austin, Texas.
An abortion rights supporter fears “women will die” in the wake of the Supreme Court decision during a protest in Austin, Texas.
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Pro-choice supporters on Twitter argue women can’t afford an “unintended pregnancy” in states where abortion is criminalized.
Pro-choice supporters on Twitter argue women can’t afford an “unintended pregnancy” in states where abortion is criminalized.
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Another said: “Perhaps a #sexstrike (also known as #abstinence ) would help the men folk to be all in on this #womensrights issue.”

A number of others were sharing an image online that read: “#SexStrike. If our choices are denied, so are yours.”

The calls for abstinence came as other pro-choice activists took to the streets across the country for a second day in protest over Friday’s abortion ruling.

Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 25, 2022.
Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 25, 2022.
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Twitter user @HopeOverFear99 demands all American women, including wives, to stop having sex.
Abstinence trended on Twitter after the ruling came out.
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Others also planned to demonstrate outside the homes of the six conservative justices.