Reporter Becky Griffin Tweeted on Thursday, responding to Wednesday’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In her tweets, she stated that the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz wouldn’t have carried out mass murder if his mother had aborted him instead of putting him up for adoption.
The former MTV personality’s tweet was in reference to an Associated Press report that Nikolas and his brother had been living with a family friend after the death of his adoptive parents.
Griffin later tweeted, “This drew so much attention by ppl jumping to conclusions like I think adoption is wrong, when all I said was that a woman who was clearly unfit to have a child — did — did NOT raise him — and maybe it could have turned out better if she could have made a CHOICE.”
Griffin was ripped on social media by pro-life activists and pro-choice Twitters users and responded to her detractors by sharing a link to a refuted study of how abortions reduce crime.
Cruz, 17, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Another 15 were reportedly hospitalized for injuries.
What is wrong with this woman? Tensions are high, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who wish at this point that Cruz had been aborted. Sure, he took the lives of 17 people, mostly children. But to imply that we’d have less school shootings if we just allowed for more abortions? What a moron.