In one of the most bizarre Saturday Night Live skits in recent memory, comedic actress Cecily Strong donned a clown costume and tried to make pro-abortion talking points. At least the costume was on point with her message.
Yeah, it was very weird, but supposedly it was the left-leaning NBC sketch series’ attempt to make the topic of abortion rights light-hearted or something.
In order to get out some sort of commentary on recent abortion bans passed in states like Texas, Strong appeared in the latest segment of “Weekend Update” as a clown named “Goober” whose backstory included her having “an abortion at the age of 23.”
Goober told "Weekend Update" host Colin Jost, “I had an abortion the day before my 23rd birthday. People keep bringing it up, so I’ve got to keep talking about freaking abortion, but it’s a rough subject so we’re gonna do fun clown stuff to make it more palatable.”
Ah, ok, so this is a coping mechanism for the pain of abortion? Well, it definitely appears that way, and would make sense considering what abortion does to a mother’s own child. But for SNL, the clown act is a mechanism about dealing with the judgment of haters who don’t like their very "righteous" abortions.
What we see is SNL indirectly admitting that abortion devastates women, but insisting that they have every right to do it anyways and find ways to numb their crappy feelings about it. Maybe? Yeah, it was really weird.
Cecily as Goober explained, “I wish I didn’t have to do this, because my abortion at 23 is my personal clown business, but that’s all some people in this country want to discuss all the time, even though clown abortion was legalized in Clown v. Wade in 1973.”
Oh, really, Goober, it’s everyone else making you talk on the issue? Are you sure?
And, of course, in a line meant to portray the situation many pro-abortion women have been in this country, she stated, “Here’s my truth: I know I wouldn’t be a clown on TV here today if it wasn’t for the abortion I had the day before my 23rd birthday."
Yeah, so in this depiction, the clown shtick is a psychological crutch to help Cecily’s character deal with the pain of abortion, but somehow that’s not the issue here? No one wants to get to the root of why Cecily might need to distract herself from abortion? We are all just expected to let her go slightly schizo in order to feel ok with what she’s done?
Is that the moral of the story here? You know, heaven forbid pro-abortion women admit they hurt themselves by murdering an innocent child. In their minds, the unpleasantness they’re now admitting to is that we all don’t mind our own business about abortion.
After all, their dead babies made them ultimately happy, right? They got to have careers and dreams because of killing their own children. You better believe that or else! Them being sad clowns is because pro-life people torture them, right?
Honestly, that sounds like projection to us.