As you probably know, abortion is legal in the United States (for now) thanks to Roe v. Wade. This, however, hasn’t stopped lawmakers in many states from making laws that make abortions all but impossible to get. Now, the Supreme Court is about to hear a case that will decide whether one of these laws in Texas can stay. The law says that abortion clinics have to meet the same building standards as surgical centers, which is a) expensive, and b) fucking stupid.
Luckily, Samantha Bee knows this, and in the newest episode of Full Frontal, she sat down with one of the senators who authored the law in Texas. He predictably says that the point of the law is to increase access to healthcare, which is sort of like making weed illegal and then being like “we promise we want you to get high!!” The best part was when she figured out that he knows absolutely nothing about abortion: “I’m not a doctor, I don’t know…anytime you start cutting on a woman’s body, it needs to be safe.” This is all well and good, except for the fact that no one gets cut in an abortion. That is not how they work. Maybe you’re confusing it with a C-section, or what I want to do to you right now? This planet sucks.