VIDEO: Comedian Sarah Silverman Hilariously Slams Republican Efforts To Control Women’s Health
Apparently, Jesus is pro-choice. That’s according to comedian Sarah Silverman, who posted a hilarious YouTube video that has racked up over 515,000 views in just 72 hours. In the sketch video, Silverman is visited by Jesus and asked to help him spread his message. The pair then bond over an evening watching television and eating popcorn.
Eventually, the conversation gets serious as she asks Jesus when life begins. “At 40,” he jokes, as the both of them laugh. But then Jesus continues by saying that “fertilized eggs aren’t people. People are people. . But people who believe fertilized eggs are people, are people too. You have to love them. You’re not better than them.”
Silverman then goes on to talk about how religion is used to by many Republicans to dictate their own political agenda. “Using religion to dictate legislation un-American, but it’s happening. If Gov. Rick Perry gets his way, there will go from being 42 women’s health clinics in the state of Texas to five,” she said. “Do you know how big Texas is? It’s, like, 27 New Hampshires! A woman should not have to pack a lunch to get healthcare!
Plenty of her other politically charged videos have gone viral as well. Silverman posted a video before the 2008 Presidential election called The Great Schlep, urging people to visit their grandparents in Florida and get them to vote for the Democratic party. The video racked up over 2.2 million views. Last year, she also posted a video about about various examples of Republicans creating laws designed to keep minorities from the polls. The video, entitled Get Nana A Gun, racked up over 2.9 million views.