Liberty Journal

Abortion Comedy Is A Complete Flop Because It’s Not At All Funny

Norm Macdonald, the legendary stand-up comedian who recently passed away, made an astute observation about comedy in a 2009 interview: “There’s a difference between a clap and a laugh. A laugh is involuntary, but the crowd is in complete control when they’re clapping. They’re saying, ‘We agree with what you’re saying; proceed!’” Others have referred to this as “clapter,” referring to the same disingenuous response to an unfunny woke joke.

A number of outspoken pro-abortion comedians would do well to learn the difference between laughter and clapter. Instead, the nation’s staunchest advocates, promoters, and sellers of abortion are doubling down on their attempt to make abortion funny.

Several pro-abortion groups, most notably NARAL Pro-Choice America and Abortion Access Front, have recently embarked on campaigns to make “abortion comedy.” In a recent article for McClatchy DC, the abortion group admitted that pro-abortion digital efforts are losing to pro-life ones in educating and winning people over. They even confessed that people were using “pro-life language” in their own focus groups.

To combat the effectiveness of pro-life media, NARAL decided to enlist comedians as the voices of pro-abortion advertising in places like podcasts and YouTube videos. The pro-life crowd wasn’t the only one to deem this silly; NARAL shared with McClatchy that 11 of their state affiliates are considering breaking with the national organization over this plan.

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