Wednesday, June 10, 2020 : By John Wesley Reid
Boxing celebrity Adrien Broner bragged to his Instagram followers that he would have nearly 30 kids if it weren’t for abortion.
The text image draped with a black backdrop included a broken heart emoji and the hashtag #StillAdjustingToFame.
Broner’s post was met with adversity as many of his followers expressed their disappointment and suggested he take the post down.
“Time to repent”
“Still got time to delete this”
“Not funny at all”
“This ain’t it”
The troubled star’s Instagram page is laden with posts about alcohol, adverse statements about relationships, and narrations about a life of debauchery.
Despite the abortion comment, the fighter has five children of his own from multiple relationships. Months ago, Broner found himself in an online back-and-forth with his daughter, Nene, who called him out after he complained how COVID-19 quarantine would likely add additional child support costs to himself and others.
“So everybody kids will be held back a year in school this is crazy! This s**t just basically put another year of child support and school clothes and new iPhones…”
Nene replied to his now-deleted post:
“Look how daddy feel about us,”
Broner eventually took the post down saying, “that last post had to go…”
The comments come during a tense culture war over abortion that spans from the Supreme Court in recent days, state legislatures, and the court of public opinion. As many state bills are currently being battled in the lower Federal courts, the idea of a Roe challenge at the Supreme Court in the next few years is likely. In 2019, multiple states passed “heartbeat bills” which prohibits abortion procedures if a heartbeat is detectable, which is typically around 6-8 weeks gestation. The Roe precedent, effectively upheld in 1992, allows abortion up to viability, which The Court said to be about 28 weeks. These heartbeat bills staunchly violate the Roe precedent and thus have more of an interest to be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The two other primary components that may influence whether the Supreme Court reviews a case are whether the bills in question have a national impact (these bills certainly do) and whether the Federal Courts of Appeals are split on a decision. The states that have passed these bills fall in multiple Federal circuits which means multiple Federal Appeals Courts may be reviewing the bills and thus a Supreme Court review of the Roe precedent is not unlikely.