Reeling from her hellish loss at the federal election, the former Liberal candidate turned her attention to the US abortion chaos.
Former Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves has copped backlash on Twitter after she waded into the chaos around the US Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
Triggered by the court’s decision on Saturday local time, ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas tweeted: “My heart breaks for the women of America. #RoeVWade”.
In response to Ms Karvelas’ tweet, Deves said: “Don’t you mean “womb-havers”, “people-with-vaginas” or “birthing bodies?”
Deves’ comment to Karvelas did not go unnoticed with several people taking the time to call her out for pushing her own agenda on a devastating day for many in the US.
Karvelas responded: “Imagine using this moment in the US to push your own agenda on something affecting a minority of vulnerable people”.
But, the criticism towards Deves did not stop there.
“She should be ashamed of herself”, another Twitter user offered.
A second person said: “Deves’ comments always deplorable, damaging, intentionally traumatising, reckless — representative of increasingly powerful voice in USA, an alarming one here. Today my thoughts are for those directly affected and those of us who work tirelessly to ensure safe choices.”
“From political aspiratiant to petty troll. Time to get a hobby Catherine. You have too much time in your hands”, a fourth said.
After copping the backlash, Deves’ account disappeared from the platform.
It is not the first time that Deves has felt the need to delete her tweets after making controversial comments.
News.com.au revealed earlier this year that Deves suggested that the “transabled” — people pretending to be disabled — “is a thing” on Twitter.
“Didn’t (serial killer) Ted Bundy pretend to be injured to garner sympathy,’’ Ms Deves wrote on September 4, 2021.
Just 24 hours after the tweet, Deves suggested there was a link between cross-dressing and being a serial killer.
“Transvestism is very common amongst sexual predators, even serial killers,” she said.
“So how are we women supposed to tell the difference between the ones who are a threat and the ones who aren’t? Easier for women to exclude all males from spaces where we are vulnerable.”
On another occasion, Deves – who has previously stated that she has family members who are gay – described openly gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his partner, Chasten, having a baby as a “vanity project” on Twitter.
“Surrogacy is a human rights violation,’’ she wrote in response to Mr Buttigieg and his husband announcing that they had welcomed twins, Penelope Rose and Joseph August. “Women’s bodies are not vehicles for a vanity project.”
In a reference to the Holocaust, Deves previously suggested on Twitter that those that fail to fight the move towards gender fluidity are no different to those that watched the trains go past with Jews to concentration camps.
“I have no doubt these people would imagine themselves to be part of the French Resistance in WWII – but no, they are the villagers who watched the trains go by, ignored the clouds of soot and smoke and joined the Party to get good jobs. They are complicit,’’ she said.
Former broadcaster Mike Carlton tweeted after discovering Deves’ account had been deactivated.
“A tragedy. La Deves has cut and run, abandoning her trusty 1,538 followers with nary a backward glance,” he wrote.
Originally published as Former Liberal candidate Katherine Deves makes horrifying tweet about Roe v Wade ruling
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