Saturday Night Live (SNL)’s Cecily Strong appeared on the show as a clown named Goober to attack pro-life legislation in Texas, stating, “I know I wouldn’t be a clown on TV here today if it weren’t for the abortion I had.”
“Here’s my truth. I know I wouldn’t be a clown on TV here today if it weren’t for the abortion I had the day before my 23rd birthday,” Strong’s character said during a “Weekend Update” segment, suggesting that women are better off terminating the lives of their own unborn children so that they can go on to play the role of a clown later on in life.
“Clowns have been helping each other and their pregnancies since the caves. It’s going to happen, so it oughta be safe, legal, and accessible,” Strong continued, using “clowns” as a synonym for “women.”
Strong was reacting to the recently enacted pro-life law in Texas, which bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“I had an abortion the day before my 23rd birthday!” Strong’s character proclaimed near the beginning of her skit, to which SNL host Colin Jost said, “It seems like you do want to talk about your abortion.”
“Well, actually, I really don’t, but people keep bringing it up, so I gotta keep talking about freaking abortion,” she replied. “But it’s a rough subject, so we’re gonna do fun clown stuff to make it more palatable. Wee! Hey, who wants a balloon animal?”
While attempting to make a balloon animal, Strong’s character continued: “I wish I didn’t have to [talk about] this, because the abortion I had at 23 is my personal clown business. But that’s all some people in this country want to discuss — even though clown abortion was legalized in 1973 in Clown v. Wade.”
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