Lake Superior Twitter Account Slams Abortion Ban, Talks Back at Pro-Lifers

A Twitter account claiming to represent Lake Superior, the largest of America's Great Lakes, has garnered attention on social media over a string of tweets opposing the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Last week's ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old decision protecting pregnant women's right to choose to have an abortion drew contrasting reactions.

While pro-life Conservatives welcomed the end of national abortion rights, with the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research organization, estimating that 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortions, activists opposed to the change have taken to the streets in cities across the U.S.

The response has been similarly vociferous on social media, with celebrities like Selena Gomez and Bette Midler making headlines after voicing their opposition to the plans on Twitter, while a previous story centering on Brigitte Bardot's experience of having an abortion blew up on TikTok.

Yet arguably one of the strongest responses among those opposing the change has come from what appears to be a parody Twitter account created to pay tribute to Lake Superior.

Tweeting out to 126,000 followers, the account @LakeSuperior does not appear to have any official affiliation with the freshwater lake of the same name.

Up until recently, the account largely posted pictures and facts about Lake Superior, while also retweeting any tweets that happened to mention the account.

However, in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, @LakeSuperior has transformed into something of a protest account - and whoever is in charge is taking no prisoners.

It all started when @LakeSuperior tweeted: "This lake vehemently stands with women having the right to choose."

That message racked up over 9,700 retweets and 80,000 likes.

However, it wasn't long before the tweet also garnered a response from conservative activist and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, who replied: "Water is wet and abortion kills a human being."

Not to be outdone, @LakeSuperior clapped back: "Thomas, not even your first talking point is correct. Water is not wet, what water touches is wet. I'm confident I have a lot more experience in making things wet than you do."

That response drew over 4,000 retweets and 24,000 likes with followers in awe of the quickfire comeback. "Hi 911, I would like to report a drowning," one joked, with another joking: "Lake Superior by name, Lake Superior by nature."

It wasn't just Fitton who found themselves on the receiving end of an @LakeSuperior retort either. SugarKane417 tweeted: "Yep, I follow lakesuperior for political takes. Man, can't anything just be fun?"

Once again, LakeSuperior held nothing back, replying: "To begin, water is one of the most politicized resources in the world. I, sir, am water."

"Secondly, if you need to unfollow an account because 1 in every 432 tweets from a satirical geographic Twitter account is political instead of fun, you need to work on your fragility," @LakeSuperior said in a follow-up tweet.

"Thirdly, a large portion of life is not about being fun. A lot of life is about standing up for the rights of others, especially in the face of historical imbalances that have historically favorited CIS white males while leaving others greatly disadvantaged," read a third tweet.

This second takedown proved similarly popular, with one follower declaring: "Lake Superior just absolutely handed this guy his a** and I'm so here for it"

Screenshots of the two encounters quickly spread like wildlife, while fans are desperate to know the identity of the person putting out the tweets.

SongsGinaLikes tweeted: "I need to know who runs this Twitter" to which LakeSuperior simply replied: "Nah."

Newsweek has reached out to @LakeSuperior for comment.

Split rock lighthouse on Lake Superior.
A parody Twitter account purporting to be from Lake Superior, the largest of America's Great Lakes, has been speaking out against the Supreme Court's recent ruling. Pictured, screenshots of some of the tweets in question over an image of Lake Superior. natem0001/Getty/Twiter

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