After tweeting 'No More Viagra' for 'White' Conservative Men, a nurse lost her job

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in Illinois lost her job after tweeting that she wouldn't give 'viagra' to 'white' men who vote conservatively anymore.

The nurse, who @Libsoftiktok says is Shawna Harris, sent the "discriminatory" tweet from her @shawnalynn 75 account, which has since been deleted.

“I prescribe meds.. I can also choose not to prescribe them. So… from now on.. if you are a white male who votes conservative, your penis needs to ask God for the power to rise. No more viagra.”

Illinois nurse, Shawna Harris, resigned on Monday after posting a controversial tweet pledging to not prescribe Viagra to white conservative men
Illinois nurse, Shawna Harris, resigned on Monday after posting a controversial tweet pledging to not prescribe Viagra to white conservative men

On Friday, a few hours after the U.S. In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and found that the US Constitution does not give people the right to have an abortion.

“I am allowed not to prescribe based on need. If you think God can provide, then why would I not allow for that?” she said in a subsequent tweet, according to @Libsoftiktok. “Conservative men rely on God to provide… I think that is a wonderful idea. Let us pray…” 

After being identified as a nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Medical Center in Cole County, IL, the hospital condemned Harris’s comments on Sunday.

“This is not the practice of Sarah Bush Lincoln. We provide care to everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race religious [sic], etc,” the hospital said. “This is being addressed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.”

Sarah Bush Lincoln said on Monday that the nurse was no longer working at the hospital. She said that the APRN had quit after posting a racist message on social media over the weekend.

The APRN issued an apology that was included in Sara Bush Lincoln’s announcement, acknowledging she her words were “hateful.” 

I am deeply sorry for my posts on social media. I allowed my personal feelings to spill out. Those hateful words are not aligned with how I have provided care to my patients. Sarah Bush Lincoln is a wonderful organization and my actions have tarnished its reputation. I have resigned and know my patients will be well cared for.

“Our mission is to provide exceptional care to all,” said hospital President and CEO Jerry Eckler. “That means we provide care to everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation disability, income, national origin, cultural personal values, beliefs and preferences.” 

“Our mission is woven throughout our fabric and discriminatory practices are not tolerated,” he added. “We are sorry this issue has caused turmoil.”

The controversial tweet was sent just hours after the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that gave women the right to get an abortion.

Now, elected state representatives will decide if a person has the right to an abortion.

As soon as Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, 18 US states automatically banned abortion because of "trigger laws" and old bans that were automatically brought back into effect.

Now, abortion bans will become law in those states within 30 days, unless state judges stop them.

Even though Louisiana has a trigger law, a judge temporarily stopped the state from banning abortions on Monday. A judge in Utah quickly followed suit, stopping the state's ban for 14 days.

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