'Got a quickie aborsh': Comedienne Sarah Silverman supports pro-choice debate, tweeting 'before-and-after abortion' photos
22:33 GMT, 13 April 2012
Comedienne Sarah Silverman joined America's current War on Women yesterday after she tweeted a hoax before-and-after abortion photo.
Reigniting the women's rights movement via Twitter, the 41-year-old wrote: 'Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.'
The comment captioned two photos of Miss Silverman made to look like she was pregnant before getting an abortion, which caused a wave of support from hundreds of pro-choice Americans.
Jokes on you: Comedienne Sarah Silverman joined America's current War on Women yesterday after she tweeted a hoax before and after abortion photo
The first image shows the comedienne extremely bloated after having eaten a burrito, and the second photo shows her wearing the same outfit with a wash-board flat stomach after the bloating had subsided.
At the expense of the Republican party who want to take away women’s autonomy over their bodies, the comedienne paired potty humour with political commentary, using the montage to make a strong and simple point about the ongoing War on Women.
And many people are applauding the high profile personality for using her trademark sarcasm to directly comment on the possibility the Roe vs Wade decision may be overturned in the U.S.
Roe vs Wade was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of abortion.
The Court ruled on January 22, 1973, in favour of a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
However Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has
vowed to work to reverse Roe vs Wade, leaving the issue up to individual
states to decide, and then eventually the Supreme Court.
On the decision's anniversary, January 22, 2012, Mr Romney said: 'Today, we recommit ourselves to
reversing that decision'.
Standing ovation: Many are applauding the comedienne for using her trademark sarcasm to directly comment on the possibility the Roe vs Wade decision may be overturned in the U.S.
He continued: 'People of both
political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot
be squared with the good heart of America.'
Reshaping national politics, the Roe vs Wade divided much of the U.S.
into pro-choice and pro-life stances, with abortion previously banned in
two-thirds of states, and an estimated 1.2million women a year resorting
to illegal, often dangerous back-alley abortions.
39 years later, conservative lawmakers are making unprecedented moves
toward overturning the Roe vs Wade decision during this year's election
A number of
Republican-controlled states are currently hoping to pass The Personhood
Act, giving legal personhood rights to embryos from the moment of
fertilisation. The bill would see the ban of abortion extend to cases of
rape, incest, and also when the mother's life is in danger.
Ohio also amended the 'heartbeat' bill two days ago. If passed, it would equate child homicide to the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat.
A fetal heartbeat can occur as early as six weeks into gestation, often before the woman realises she is pregnant.
As well as his support to grant legal rights to human embryos, Mr Romney has signed Susan
B Anthony List's pro-life leadership pledge, swearing to nominate only
conservative justices to the federal bench and to 'select only pro-life
appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions.'
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, explained the significance of the pledge during this election: 'The presidency is critical in 2012.
the average age of retirement on the Supreme Court has been about 79,
and we have three justices 75 and older, elections matter. Who's going
to sit in that space Will it be someone who respects freedom and