"The Daily Show" took to Twitter to explain a tweet they sent out many called out of line.
In response to the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, the "Daily Show" tweeted, "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"
Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2016
Fans immediately responded calling the tweet "inappropriate" and in "poor taste" prompting the show to respond on social media.
Friends, we’re certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2016
A rep for "The Daily Show" did not return FOX411's request for comment.
@TheDailyShow That's really quite distasteful. No matter what your stance on abortion is.— Alex Judd (@1stRMCHGSL) June 27, 2016
@TheDailyShow I'm pro choice, but this is in poor taste.— Zach Bright (@zacharybright) June 27, 2016
@TheDailyShow This is offensive and completely misses the point. Delete the tweet and fire whoever wrote it.— Alex Bond (@bond_alexander) June 27, 2016
@TheDailyShow Delete your account.— Saulo Londoño (@SauloLondono) June 27, 2016
@TheDailyShow Just wow. Abortion is not a laughing matter. BTW I'm pro choice.— Natoria Strum (@bamaredsoxchick) June 27, 2016
Texas abortion clinics had challenged a 2013 state law and regulations that cut the number of abortion providers in half, to roughly 20. Fewer than 10 would have remained open if the law was allowed to take full effect. The Center for Reproductive Rights had sued Texas, on behalf of a coalition of abortion clinics.
The Texas law required all clinics performing abortions in the state to operate as certified “ambulatory surgical centers,” which would be regulated under the same standards as hospitals. Doctors who performed abortions were also required to first obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Proponents of the law argued it would improve patient care and safety, though abortion rights groups contended the law made it nearly impossible to operate a clinic in Texas.
The abortion ruling was one of three high-profile cases decided on Monday, likely the final day of the court’s session before a summer break. Decisions on public corruption and guns were also handed down.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.