‘Got a quickie aborsh’: Comedienne Sarah Silverman supports pro-choice debate, tweeting ‘before-and-after abortion’ photos
Daily Mail UK: Comedienne Sarah Silverman joined America’s current War on Women yesterday after she tweeted a hoax before-and-after abortion photo. Reigniting the women’s rights movement via Twitter, the 41-year-old wrote: ‘Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.’
The controversial comment captioned two photos of Miss Silverman made to look like she was pregnant before getting an abortion – and quickly divided opinion.
While she caused a wave of support from hundreds of people voicing liberal pro-choice beliefs, she also drew criticism for her ‘insensitivity’ for a subject that is ‘no laughing matter‘.
The first image shows Silverman extremely bloated after having eaten a burrito, and the second shows her wearing the same outfit with a wash-board flat stomach after the bloating had subsided.
At the expense of the Republican party who want to take away women’s autonomy over their bodies, the comedienne paired potty humour with political commentary, using the montage to make a strong and simple point about the ongoing War on Women.
And many people are applauding the high profile personality for using her trademark sarcasm to directly comment on the possibility the Roe vs. Wade decision may be overturned in the U.S.
First of all, this wasn’t a “hoax”. This was a deliberate attempt to make a political statement. And a sick one at that. You think women who had to make that difficult choice appreciate this attempt at “humor”?
Secondly, the War on Women? What about the war on the unborn? I know, I know…it’s a woman’s “right” to kill her unborn baby. I just wish women would own up to the fact that 1) you can get pregnant if you have sex and 2) face the consequences and consider the life of the unborn child.
But that’s not very “progressive” of me…