It’s scary what counts as comedy these days. So-called “comedian” and co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead has recently released her pro-abortion short film, Smear Campaign. If you wish to see just how offensive abortion advocates can be, in the name of reproductive rights, you can watch it on YouTube. The 26 minute documentary is also available on the website, A is For. In case you had to think about it, yes, A is about abortion.
A lot of comedians haven’t seemed to get the memo that comedy doesn’t need to be political or offensive. This especially extends to those who consider themselves abortion advocates as well as comedians. (Sarah Silverman, anyone?)
Fortunately, NewsBusters posted about this short film, mentioning some of the lines included, so you don’t have to watch it for yourself. It’s not so surprising that an abortion advocate with such a narrow-minded view of her opponents would say to “go f*ck yourself.” It is a still a shame that we can’t expect more maturity from a 52-year-old woman, however.
What we hear Winstead say about those who oppose abortion is that they are “…the people who are at the height of their agenda who are just anti-sex extremists.” It’s not like we haven’t heard that one before, that pro-lifers apparently hate sex. Fortunately, Secular Pro-Life posted a rather fitting meme in response to their Facebook page.
It is also interesting that Winstead notes that we are “at the height of [our]agenda.” The abortion movement is rightly noticing and concerned over momentum the pro-life movement has had, but we are just getting started.
Winstead continues to lay on the petty insults and assumptions so oft-repeated:
Winstead is asked by an interviewer: “Do you think you can make people laugh who do not share your political views?” She replied: “If you’re somebody in this political landscape who, let’s say, just dismisses science and is a biblical literalist, you probably won’t like me.”
It would almost be comical how much abortion advocates claim that it is the pro-life movement which “dismisses science,” if it didn’t mean that unborn children were regarded as expendable enough to be tortuously killed through abortion. And oh, I won’t get much into the assumption that all pro-lifers are religious (or “a biblical literalist,” as Winstead puts it) lest I sound like a broken record myself.