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Crass comedian challenges pro-choice allies…and pro-lifers too

Louis C.K. is a vulgar, blasphemous and very pro-abortion comedian whose latest comedy special is certain to have upset many of his pro-abortion allies. He opened the show with ten minutes about how abortion was either like “defecating” (i.e. an unimportant removal of something from the body) or “murdering a baby.” He mocked that complete lack of logic behind Hillary Clinton’s “safe, legal, and rare” abortion stance.

“Why rare if it should be legal? If it should be legal, it’s… [not important]… [But] If it should be rare, it’s murdering babies.”

To finish the segment he gave two arguments for why, while abortion is “100% killing a baby” it should still be allowed:

  • “I don’t think life is important.”
  • “abortion is the last line of defense against [lousy] people in the species.”

Both arguments don’t dispute the humanity of the unborn; both simply devalue all life – if these justify abortion, they justify killing anyone. From the laughs it was clear his audience wasn’t shocked. Of course, abortion advocates couldn’t have been pleased. They don’t want abortion presented so clearly; they want to hide what this “choice” really involves.

Interestingly C.K both defended and challenged pro-lifers, arguing that if someone thinks abortion is killing a baby that “means you should be holding a sign in front of the place.” He told his audience:

“People hate abortion protesters. ‘Oh, they’re so shrill and awful.’ They think babies are being murdered – what are they supposed to be like? ‘Uh, that’s not cool. I don’t wanna be a [jerk] about it, though. I don’t want to ruin their day as they murder several babies all the time.'”

Now, we could question why isn’t C.K. – who acknowledges abortion is “totally the killing of a baby” – out protesting in front of Planned Parenthood? But we shouldn’t be surprised when the world isn’t consistent.

The better question is, what about us?


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