Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) flaunted his pro-abortion advocacy on Tuesday, announcing that he would wear an “abortion” pin to the State of the Union address.

“I’m wearing my abortion pin from @PPFA to tonight’s State of the Union address,” he tweeted. “Abortion is essential healthcare and we need to codify this right.” Another tweet showed him apparently on the House floor with the pin attached to his jacket.

The pin features a small heart shape in the center of the first “o” in “abortion,” implying the wearer’s strong affection for the procedure….

Markey’s pin earned him plenty of backlash online, including from the House Judiciary Republicans’ Twitter account. “Disgusting,” the account tweeted, prompting Markey to respond: “What’s disgusting is the GOP’s obsession with controlling people’s bodies.”

Others lambasted Markey for his SOTU accessory. “Democrat man wears pin showing his love of abortion, which violently ends human life in the mother’s womb,” tweeted The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway….

Markey wasn’t alone. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) also donned the pin, reciting on Twitter, “Abortion care is health care. Abortion care saves lives.”

Markey previously announced that he would bring pro-abortion activist Kate Dineen to the SOTU, who was reported to have traveled across state lines to obtain an abortion. Dineen reportedly tried obtaining an abortion after discovering her preborn son had a stroke in utero. After Massachusetts General Hospital told her she was too far along, she drove to Maryland for an abortion. The Boston Globe reported that she came back to the city where she underwent labor “to deliver a fetus that had been aborted by lethal injection.”

This is likely referring to an induction abortion, described and animated in this video.

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