Life Begins When?

Abortion is such a polarizing issue and hard to talk about with those that disagree. Leave it to the funny people with John Stewart to add some levity while making a point. At issue is the recent bill in the Oklahoma state senate that passed declaring that life begins at conception. The implications of this bill obviously would relate to abortion and birth control laws. Most women don’t know the moment that they become pregnant, so this bill covers something happening inside of women’s bodies that a woman is likely still unaware of. Several female state lawmakers have proposed bills in response to this far reaching legislation and the imposition it means for women. In Oklahoma a bill was put forth that got some men a little miffed.

Check out the video: Bro-Choice.

Go ahead, I’ll wait (the video is not compatible with this format, so I couldn’t provide it here, but it’s really funny so take a few minutes to watch).

It is funny hearing a Republican representative making the argument for men that is made for women when talking about personal liberty and privacy. The “investigative” comedian is hilarious and gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves.

Truly the jesters are the only ones who can tell the truth, point out the obvious, and mock the stalwarts and get away with it.  One unspoken value of America is our comedy. We’ve got all varieties and a whole lot of it isn’t funny, but it takes all kinds. Laughing together, at ourselves is one link to our shared humanity. Thanks to the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, SNL, and lots of others for bringing us together for a giggle. Long live the jesters!

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2 thoughts on “Life Begins When?

  1. Willa Addison says:

    Really. What’s funny about abortion-or in many cases multiple abortions.

  2. Amy Meier says:

    At no point did I or anyone in the video say that abortion was funny, I’m guessing that you didn’t watch the video.

    The funny part of the video is how a human will contort logic to fit their previously held beliefs no matter how hypocritical or illogical they seem. What is an insult to men’s privacy and a gross overstep of government is just fine and dandy when the same sort of invasiveness is directed at women.

    We all throw facts and logic out of the door when they do not meet our previously constructed frame.

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