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'Daily Show' Faces Backlash for Abortion Ruling Tweet

Some users supported the tweet's attempt at humor, but many suggested it was in bad taste.

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    In this Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Trevor Noah on set during a taping of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" in New York. "The Daily Show" is facing backlash for a tweet about the Supreme Court's 2016 decision on Texas abortion laws.

    "The Daily Show" is facing backlash on social media for a tweet about the Supreme Court's decision on Texas abortion laws.

    The show's account tweeted, "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"

    Some users supported the tweet's attempt at humor, but many suggested it was in bad taste.

    Within a couple of hours, "The Daily Show" replied with a second tweet explaining they weren't promoting abortions.

    "Friends, we’re certainly not promoting abortions," the tweet read. "Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose."

    On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century by striking down Texas rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state.

    The show did not immediately return a call seeking comment.