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Mia Plecic slammed for comparing vaccine mandates to the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling 


Influencer Mia Plecic has sparked outrage by comparing Australia’s vaccine mandates to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The court’s decision ends the constitutional right to abortion across America, meaning individual states can now decide whether abortion should be legal.

Reacting to the landmark decision on Saturday, Ms Plecic, 30, wrote on Instagram: ‘Why is it okay to be pro-choice about one human right but not the other?’

Many people who oppose Covid vaccine mandates call themselves ‘pro-choice’, borrowing the popular slogan used for decades by advocates of legal abortion.

However, the use of the term in the context of vaccines is highly controversial, with women’s rights activists saying the two issues cannot be compared.

Australian influencer Mia Plecic, 30, (pictured) has sparked outrage by comparing Australia's vaccine mandates to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Australian influencer Mia Plecic, 30, (pictured) has sparked outrage by comparing Australia’s vaccine mandates to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

‘The same people who are against freedom of choice with mandates are the same people who are screaming freedom of choice about abortions,’ added Ms Plecic in her post. 

The businesswoman, who made headlines last year for sharing anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine views on social media, continued: ‘It doesn’t work like that. Freedom of choice regardless of your narrative.’

Her ‘pro-choice’ post was soon reposted by Instagram watchdog account Aussie Influencer Opinions, which warned customers of Ms Plecic’s haircare company Slick Hair Co. they were supporting these views by buying her products.

Ms Plecic has since received a wave of backlash across social media, and major online retailer Showpo will reportedly remove Slick Hair Co. products from its store.

Reacting to the landmark decision on Saturday, Ms Plecic, 30, wrote on Instagram: 'Why is it okay to be pro-choice about one human right but not the other?'

Reacting to the landmark decision on Saturday, Ms Plecic, 30, wrote on Instagram: ‘Why is it okay to be pro-choice about one human right but not the other?’ 

Many people who oppose Covid vaccine mandates call themselves 'pro-choice', borrowing the popular slogan used for decades by advocates of legal abortion. (Ms Plecic is pictured here)

Many people who oppose Covid vaccine mandates call themselves ‘pro-choice’, borrowing the popular slogan used for decades by advocates of legal abortion. (Ms Plecic is pictured here)

Aussie Influencer Opinions posted a screenshot purportedly showing an anonymous user messaging Showpo’s official Instagram account asking why the company stocked a product ‘with such a problematic company owner such as Mia Plecic’.

A Showpo customer service representative replied: ‘As a brand we will not be renewing our partnership with Slick Hair Company to stock their products on our website and we’re effectively exiting out of this brand.’

Reacting to Ms Plecic’s Instagram post, one fan exposed the logical fallacy at the heart of her argument with: ‘Covid is contagious and pregnancy is not. Simple really.’

Another agreed: ‘Wow… to compare those VERY DIFFERENT things is just next level. How embarrassing.’

Ms Plecic has since received a wave of backlash across social media, and major online retailer Showpo will reportedly remove Slick Hair Co. products from its store, according to this alleged Instagram exchange between a customer and a Showpo representative

Ms Plecic has since received a wave of backlash across social media, and major online retailer Showpo will reportedly remove Slick Hair Co. products from its store, according to this alleged Instagram exchange between a customer and a Showpo representative

A third Instagram user wrote: ‘Ah yes, because following public health advice to protect the community is the same as forcing women to give birth. Stop supporting these muppets.’

Ms Plecic has since doubled down on her controversial stance, uploading another post on Sunday to thank the ‘500 people’ who had reached out to her to express their agreement.

She also used this post to clarify she is pro-choice when it comes to abortion.  

Loyal followers have also left supportive comments on the entrepreneur’s page, with one writing: ‘Good on you for stating your opinion regardless of your views.’

Another added: ‘You’re a legend! People coming to your page to hate are so brainwashed.’ 

Reacting to Ms Plecic's Instagram post, one fan exposed the logical fallacy at the heart of her argument with: 'Covid is contagious and pregnancy is not. Simple really'

Reacting to Ms Plecic’s Instagram post, one fan exposed the logical fallacy at the heart of her argument with: ‘Covid is contagious and pregnancy is not. Simple really’ 

Ms Plecic has since doubled down on her controversial stance, uploading another post on Sunday to thank the '500 people' who had reached out to her to express their agreement

Ms Plecic has since doubled down on her controversial stance, uploading another post on Sunday to thank the ‘500 people’ who had reached out to her to express their agreement 

The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Power has now been handed back to individual states to decide whether or not to permit the procedure.  

Women with unwanted pregnancies in America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion. 

In an address at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was 'a sad day for the court and the country'. He called the Supreme Court's decision as 'wrong, extreme and out of touch'. Pictured on June 24

In an address at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was ‘a sad day for the court and the country’. He called the Supreme Court’s decision as ‘wrong, extreme and out of touch’. Pictured on June 24

In an address at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was ‘a sad day for the court and the country’.

He called the Supreme Court’s decision as ‘wrong, extreme and out of touch’.

Accusing the court of ‘expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans’, Biden vowed the fight over abortion rights ‘is not over’.

He said his administration will do everything in its power to combat efforts to restrict women from traveling to other states to obtain abortions.

Accusing the court of 'expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans', Biden vowed the fight over abortion rights 'is not over'

Accusing the court of ‘expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans’, Biden vowed the fight over abortion rights ‘is not over’



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