Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan faced backlash Sunday over abortion comments she made during an appearance on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”

Noonan sat alongside host Chuck Todd on a panel as they discussed the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and how it could affect the primaries.

“Look, you know what the Republican Party should do now? It should use this victory, if you see it that way, to change itself and become a party that helps women,” Noonan said, causing the panel to laugh at the notion.

Noonan went on to suggest the ruling has given the Republican party an opportunity to change its reputation and support women.

Noonan’s name quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, with many people calling her out for the perceived tone-deaf comments.

“Peggy Noonan is so disconnected from reality…. so, nothing has really changed. That kind of ignorance and lack of self-awareness is just the prerequisite to be a Republican,” one user posted.

Another user slammed the news show for having Noonan as a guest. “Why does @MeetThePress have Peggy Noonan on the show? I mean it’s bad enough with chuck todd but come on! She’s awful in so many ways. Especially her perspective on the loss of full personhood for women! Do better!” the user posted.

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 decision. The ruling returned the power of whether to allow or ban abortions back to the states.

The decision also resulted in 13 states immediately banning abortion due to trigger laws. Protests have since erupted across the country with demostrators demanding protection for a woman’s right to an abortion.

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