Abortion Humor Isn’t Funny, But It Sure Is Revealing

Abortion: Still not funny to tear innocent human life from limb to limb

“The creative arts have trouble doing abortion advocacy because of that deeply held universal view that killing innocent, unborn children is not exactly heroic. Comedians, who are dark people willing to joke about death, can’t even do it well. Here are a few examples.”

 

One thing that the abortion movement has going for it is a Supreme Court that loves abortion so much it will do anything it takes to keep it legal on demand. Whether it’s Roe, Casey, or Monday’s Whole Women’s Health V. Hellerstedt, the rulings are a collection of incoherent assertions tied together with poorly executed insults. Another thing it has going for it is an abortion-enraptured media that loves all abortion and covers up negative stories about the practice.

The big thing that the abortion movement has against it is that everyone knows killing babies is wrong, no matter how much media-beloved Ruth Bader Ginsburg beats the drum for its eugenical powers.

The creative arts have trouble doing abortion advocacy because of that deeply held universal view that killing innocent, unborn children is not exactly heroic.

Comedians, who are dark people willing to joke about death, can’t even do it well. Here are a few examples.

Yes, an “irreverent and lighthearted” look at killing babies! That sounds delightful. It was just last year that Philip Wegmann wrote up “‘Post Cards from The Vag’: A Tragic Abortion Comedy,” a look at a comedy night about abortion that was utterly heart-rending.

But these are better than the unwatchable “Daily Show’s” post-SCOTUS ruling tweet:

Ah, what’s not to love about this comedic genius? Note that it’s directed at men and not at women, since only men can knock up only women. Note that the “joke” only makes sense if the woman is then aborting the child. And since the ruling was about whether Texas clinics should meet basic health and safety standards (SCOTUS says nope!), the joke is that the woman you abandon after impregnating her will have less-safe clinics to meet all her baby-killing needs.

[Insert big Ed McMahon ho-ho-ho laugh here]

Pro-lifers were aghast at the tweet but so were middle-of-the-roaders, leading pro-choice activists to freak out that the tweet wasn’t exactly helpful to the side that advocates unrestricted rights to end the lives of unborn children. So they pushed out another tweet asking viewers to pretend they didn’t understand the first tweet’s clear wording:

Un-hunh. Sure. One might ask the brilliant comedic minds at “The Daily Show” why they wouldn’t be promoting abortions, exactly. Nevermind, they’re scrambling.

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