GOP Congressman Follows up Controversial RBG Tweet by Slamming Amazon's 'Pro-Abortion' Stacey Abrams Documentary

Republican Congressman Doug Collins continued to criticize pro-choice advocates on social media Monday, after a weekend spent defending his contentious tweet about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's support for legal abortion access.

The U.S. Representative from Georgia, who is campaigning for a Senate seat ahead of the state's special election this November, took aim at Stacey Abrams' new documentary about voter suppression in his latest string of comments. Amazon Prime released the documentary, titled All In: The Fight to Vote, on Friday. Amazon is currently promoting the film on its streaming platform's front page as well as its Twitter account.

"Some say there's not an anti-family, pro-abortion agenda in Hollywood? Amazon has made the fawning Stacey Abrams documentary their default video for millions of users logging into the platform," Collins wrote on Twitter Monday morning. The far-right political leader went on to target Hollywood more broadly, referring to the television and film industry as a "moral cesspool" that promotes "anti-American views."

My full statement on Amazon Prime’s decision to make Stacey Abrams movie front and center CC:@JeffBezos

— Doug Collins (@CollinsforGA) September 21, 2020

"As conservatives we should demand from Amazon that pro-life movies such as 'Unplanned' get the same front page treatment as the pro-abortion, anti-family Stacey Abrams documentary," he continued. Unplanned is a scripted movie based on former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Jonson's memoir. Johnson spoke about becoming an anti-abortion activist at August's Republican National Convention.

Newsweek reached out to Amazon for comments but did not receive a reply in time for publication.

Abrams' documentary examines barriers that systemically prevent people of color, poor and young people from participating in civic processes. Abrams, a politician and attorney in addition to filmmaker, ran against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in the state's 2018 gubernatorial race. More recently, she was shortlisted as one of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's potential picks for vice president. Abrams is a pro-choice advocate who became more vocal about reproductive rights in response to Georgia's abortion bans last year.

Collins' Monday comments followed a series of similar statements shared in the aftermath of Ginsburg's death, which received backlash from a range of social media users. The celebrated Supreme Court justice passed away on Friday at the age of 87. While people across the country mourn the loss of a prominent Washington feminist and cultural figure, Ginsburg's departure from the Supreme Court has sparked serious concerns about the future of Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court case that established a foundation for abortion rights in the U.S.

"RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws," Collins tweeted shortly after Ginsburg's death was announced. "With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live."

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is pictured during a House Judiciary committee hearing on June 24 in Washington, D.C. SUSAN WALSH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images