This weekend, Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong played a character called Goober the Clown who had an abortion when she was 23 and now talks to people about how normal abortion is in between clown jokes.
Goober explains that it’s a “rough” subject, so she does fun clown stuff to make it more “palatable.” In the context of her skit, saying that it’s a rough subject wasn’t a tacit admission that abortion is in some way wrong; it was a condemnation of those who make it rough to talk about because they have a problem with it.
If you can stomach it, you can watch the 4 minute clip here.
Yes, the intentional killing of preborn babies has become fodder for a comedy skit—something literally worth clowning around about.
Every single one of us should be asking how on earth we, as a culture, have arrived at such a moment.
If we’re not asking that question, we’ve become completely desensitized to evil.
In one sense, the question of how we got “here” is a complex…