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Actor Jeremy Irons isn't new to offending liberal sensibilities—such as equating gay marriage to incest.

So it can't come as a total surprise that in a recent interview in The Guardian to promote the just-released “Batman Vs. Superman,” the actor got on his soapbox about the mental and physical cost of abortion.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 09: British actor Jeremy Irons attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv show at Vertice Studio on April 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
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It should be noted that Irons is pro choice—but that doesn't mean his views on abortion are positive.

He told The Guardian:

"Take abortion. I believe women should be allowed to make the decision, but I also think the church is right to say it’s a sin.

“Because sin is actions that harm us. Lying harms us. Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”

As you would imagine, Iron's comments have pro-choice people on social media in a furor, despite his actual pro-choice stance:

However, some people, also seemingly ignoring the fact that Irons is actually pro-choice, had his back.

Irons has not issued a statement responding to the anger over his comments yet.