Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong was featured as “Goober the Clown” who gleefully admitted she had a clown abortion during Weekend Update on the Nov. 6 episode.
“It’s a rough subject, so we’re gonna do fun clown stuff to make it more palatable,” she continued.
“Whee! Who wants a balloon animal,” she asked. “Do you know one in three clowns will have a clown abortion,” the audience laughed in response.
“I wish I didn’t have to do this, because the abortion I had at 23 is my personal clown business, but that’s all some people in this country want to discuss all the time,” Goober (i.e. Strong) said, integrating statistics into her schtick. “Did you know one in three clowns will have a clown abortion in her lifetime? You don’t because they don’t tell you. They don’t even know how to talk to other clowns about it!”
She went on to explain how it’s not something “she prefers to talk about because it’s her own personal clown business.”
Abortion is no laughing matter.
The Twitter account for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio shared, “So much love to Cecily Strong for sharing her abortion story. This is so honest & powerful.”
Over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Josiah Presley, one of the abortion survivors featured in a 30-second ad that Fox Sports chose not to run during the Super Bowl in 2020, is a Criswell College graduate and a youth pastor at Galloway Avenue Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas.
“We live in a culture that tells women, ‘If you want to get ahead in life, if you want to go anywhere in life, you have to take a life,’” Presley said. “We live in a culture that tells men, ‘Fulfill the passions of your flesh, and you are not held responsible for your actions.’
“We live in a world that applauds evil as seen by its support of the taking of the most innocent of human beings’ lives. That’s a culture of death.”
The only light strong enough to overcome that kind of darkness, he said, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“If you’re a follower of Christ, that light has been placed within you, and it is your calling and your duty to take that light into the world.”
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—By CNJ Staff