Just when you thought the pro-abortion media could not get any more absurd, Saturday Night Live came up with “Goober the Clown Who Had An Abortion When She Was 23.” The skit featuring comedian Cecily Strong aired in early November as a pro-abortion response to the Texas Heartbeat Act going before the Supreme Court.
The blatant political stunt featured “Goober” giving a pitifully manic clown performance while ranting about how relieved she was that she ended the life of her preborn child the day before her 23rd birthday.
At first in the skit, the SNL Weekend Update anchors think the concept of an “abortion clown” must be some kind of mistake, but “Goober” keeps steering the conversation to abortion. The host says, “It seems like you do want to talk about your abortion.”
To which Goober replies, “Actually, I really don’t. But people keep bringing it up, so I gotta keep talking about freaking abortion.” She adds in a painful moment of realism and attempted comedy, “It’s a rough subject, so we’re gonna do fun clown stuff to make it more palatable. Wee!” while spinning her bowtie. SNL accidentally points to the lasting trauma of abortion that the abortion industry tries to conceal.
While shouting about how “clown abortion was legalized in Clown v. Wade in 1973!” Goober comes across as desperate and pained more than relieved and funny. While the pro-abortion media claim that abortion is a decision that most women feel confident about, the reality is that many mothers struggle for years and decades after an abortion and grieve the child killed in the womb.
Goober describes going to “clown” parties and one clown “going out on a limb” and talking about her “clown abortion,” which inspire the other “clowns” at the party to share their stories, too. She explains how “excited and relieved” people are when they discover that their friends have also had abortions. “Wow, we kept this secret for so long despite being so grateful and happy. Honka honka!” The evident emotional pain is so thinly veiled; no one could possibly find the skit funny.
And yet, the usual suspects in biased, pro-abortion media were fawning over the abortion skit, dubbing the painful three-minutes “an instant classic.” CNN’s Brian Stelter raved about the performance and wrote, “I found that it took a second viewing to fully appreciate what Strong was doing with the segment.” Perhaps the reason multiple viewings are necessary for even the most staunchly pro-abortion is the inherently unfunny nature of killing the preborn and cracking weak jokes.
The content of the skit was so bizarre, many people suspected that the content was based on Strong’s real-life experience. Strong, 37, confirmed these rumors in an Instagram post, revealing that she hid her abortion from her own mother for years but announced the destruction of her preborn baby on live television.
The most telling moment in the unfunny and uncomfortable three-minutes came when “Goober” inhaled helium and told the audience in a squeaky voice, “I know I wouldn’t be a clown on TV here today if it weren’t for the abortion I had the day before my 23rd birthday. Clowns have been helping each other end their pregnancies since the caves. It’s gonna happen so it ought to be safe, legal and accessible.”
The drumbeat of the abortion industry has always been that mothers’ success is dependent on the destruction of their preborn children. The abortion industry wants us to believe that there will always be abortion, but we know that Pro-Life laws save lives. What Strong describes is not a moment of triumph that makes for funny jokes later in life. What she describes in her sad character of Goober is a young mother who likely thought her only way to succeed was to end the life of her preborn child. That is not women’s empowerment, and that is also not funny.