File this one under, “Has to be seen to be believed.” We at Twitchy caught this tweet as it scrolled by late last month and set it aside. “Comedians In Cars Getting Abortions”? Is even NARAL that tone-deaf?
Listen, I'm all for videos advocating for political causes, but this is…um. pic.twitter.com/F0jO8VKBZO
— Tina Nguyen (@tina_nguyen) June 27, 2016
June 29th came and went and there was no video to be found. Maybe NARAL held off, sensing a backlash. Searches turned up nothing, with the exception of a somewhat similar video presented by NARAL, “Abortion Road Trip.” And yes, as noted in the following tweet, it was made with the cooperation of NARAL.
— katie goodman (@KatieGoodman) June 1, 2016
Lo and behold, NARAL came through, finally posting its promised “irreverent and lighthearted” take-off of Jerry Seinfeld’s popular “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Why the wait? None of your business — it would be wrong to impose any limitations on when NARAL exercises its choice.
For a supposedly clever video, the point is rather blunt. As legislators in Texas attempted to require higher safety standards for abortion clinics, protesters (a lot of protesters, some covered in fake blood and chained to the gallery railing) argued that the state’s immense size already made it unreasonably difficult to reach a clinic.
One might have thought Planned Parenthood would respond by investing some of those half-billion taxpayer dollars to upgrade and construct clinics in Texas, but no. Better to take Texas to court over its “draconian” requirement that clinics have admitting privileges at hospitals and have SCOTUS overturn it.
Woman Rushed to Hospital Hemorrhaging After Botched Abortion in Harrisburg, Pa. https://t.co/lHRS2OwQPC
— micaiah bilger (@micaiah157) July 13, 2016
Whoa, sorry … how did that completely unrelated tweet slip in there? Best ignore it.
Anyway, “Comedians in Cars Getting Abortions” is here, delivering the message that if fetuses didn’t want to be aborted, they shouldn’t insist on looking so weird inside the uterus. For a supposedly lighthearted take on getting an abortion, this video is making hearts heavy.
— NARAL Pro-Choice CA (@ProChoiceCA) July 12, 2016
This one made my heart hurt: Depraved NARAL Video: Comedians in Cars Getting Abortions https://t.co/u8KFmKjiXx
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) July 13, 2016
@heatherwilhelm God help us all. I'm sick.
— SeanR (@Sean34953Ryan) July 13, 2016
Are you sure that feeling isn’t your ribs aching from laughter? It’s comedy performed by professionals, not some horror movie.
This, via NARAL, is absolutely horrifying. Who are these people? https://t.co/OEff9X8Bv2
— Heather Wilhelm (@heatherwilhelm) July 13, 2016
— Blake Seitz (@BlakeSeitz) July 13, 2016
So a group of people apparently thought “Comedians in Cars Getting Abortions” was a funny and cool idea. https://t.co/NOFHJ5kkBU
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) July 13, 2016
@heatherwilhelm I guess "Unfunny People in Cars Murdering Babies" didn't have the right ring to it.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 13, 2016
@heatherwilhelm I am pro-choice.
That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.
— rb0786 (@bayo0786) July 13, 2016
@heatherwilhelm I don't think the pro-choice strategy of making abortion into a decision free from any moral considerations is going to work
— Jacob Lupfer (@jlupf) July 13, 2016
But that’s the trick, see? Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood receive hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars while Cecile Richards cozies up with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, SCOUTS is there to reverse laws like those in Texas … pro-choice organizations operate from a position of power, and yet thrive by continually presenting themselves as victims teetering on the edge of defeat. So why not produce videos like this one to perpetuate that narrative?
@heatherwilhelm I think the fact they're being so brazen is a sign of their failing influence when it comes to abortion.
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) July 13, 2016
@heatherwilhelm love it! totally tone-deaf, great recruiting tool for the pro-life stance
— Phil Grimm (@seriouslayman) July 13, 2016
— Viktor Vaughn (@ViktorVaughn23) July 13, 2016
As the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack noted recently, Democrats removed the word “rare” from “safe, legal, and rare” in their 2008 and 2012 platforms, and 2016’s party platform is the most progressive ever when it comes to “reproductive justice.”
— David Kahane (@dkahanerules) July 13, 2016
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 14, 2016