17: Alabama Abortion,Mel Brooks, and Musket F*ckers

Can Bonnie and Karen find something funny about the Abortion ban that just passed in Alabama? We’re gonna try!

Bonnie found some great articles from satire at The Reductress to Noam Chomsky’s great

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from The Reductress


video of why the Southern states and evangelicals grabbed on to the abortion issue. Cory Doctorow gave a lovely recap that included our new favorite term “musketf*ckers.”

Karen and Bonnie both learned about sex in strange ways, from grandmothers to toilet notes.


The Bible never mentions “Do not Abort,” but the religious right picks out verses from the ancient pre-ultrasound era to say God knew you in the womb, sooooooo… Plus, they images-1really love those ten Commandments. But Karen asks “Which Ones??” The ones in Exodus 34:6-7 or in Exodus 34:14-27—the one that includes lots to do with firstborns, donkeys, goats and sacrifices.God “repeated” his commandments to Moses after the first ones broke, but God’s memory seems to be lacking. Bonnie thought the breaking of the tablets was just a Mel Brooks scene from “The History of the World.”


Bonnie discloses a trip to Planned Parenthood. Oh, if Karen had known she even walked into that place when they were Christians, she would have shunned her.

Then it’s time to talk about Alabama and their low education standards and high telling-

S-Town Podcast

people-what-to-do standard. We highly recommend the podcast S-Town, that isn’t about abortion, but an intelligent guy in Alabama trying to mentally get out.

We try and go through the logistics of the Alabama Abortion ban with 14 year olds lined up in prison or financially in debt with fines.

Karen talks about a young friend who had an abortion and Karen was conflicted with how relieved she was.

We finish with a perfect recounting of the hypocrisy of pro-lifers in a Facebook post by an Alabama minister named Dave Barnhart that should go viral.


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Yup! (Dave Barnhart)





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