George Carlin: Pro Life, Abortion, And The Sanctity Of Life

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Cross posted fromThe Stars Hollow Gazette

Warning the video contains strong language that may not be suitable for young children or the work place

George Carlin Somehow Destroyed Rick Perry’s Pro-Life War In 1996

Even from beyond the grave, George Carlin’s message will always be relevant to current events. Take the above clip, for example: Without mentioning him by name, this 1996 clip of Carlin utterly eviscerates Rick Perry and his war on abortion rights by painting a pretty accurate picture of the arguments used by Texas Republicans in their latest reach to massively curb access to women’s clinics in the Lone Star State.

Taken from his HBO special “Back in Town,” Carlin rips apart pro-life conservatives for caring more about life in the womb than after birth:

   “These conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They are all in favor of the unborn, they will do anything for the unborn, but once you’re born, you’re on your own! Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you, they don’t want to hear from you. No neo-natal care, no daycare, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing! If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re fucked.”


“They’re not pro-life. You know what they are? They’re anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don’t like them. They don’t like women. They believe a woman’s primary role is to function as a broodmare for the state. You don’t see many of these anti-abortion women volunteering to have any black fetuses transplanted into their uteruses, do you? No, you don’t see them adopting a whole lot of crack babies, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do!”


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  1. TMC
  2. terryhallinan

    That seeming illogic has a real bite, does it not?

    It is somewhat akin to those choosing the lesser evil vote for evil.

    Best,  Terry

  3. TMC

    It used to drive the poll workers nuts trying to figure out how to do that. I enjoyed every minute of their “distress.” It’s easy on absentee ballots because there’s a space for write ins. Now that NY has gone electronic it’s a lot easier.

  4. terryhallinan

    A little old woman was raising hell because she couldn’t reach the slot where you rolled back a cover to write in a vote.

    Finally a suitable stool was found – and then they found there was no paper roll installed to record write-ins.

    I ran out of time while there was a hunt for a paper roll and somebody who could figure out how to install it.

    Gave me time to find out who the write-in candidate was.

    Didn’t help.

    His name was – loooooong – and Polish, so nobody but a Pole could possibly remember it and I wasn’t sure there was enough room anyway.

    I found out from the kids he was a teacher and a martinet, who was constantly patrolling the halls for kids up to no good like an unarmed Zimmerman.

    I would have voted for him anyway before he committed suicide if I could have memorized that name and fit it in the slot but Mickey Mouse fit fine.  Wish I’d had the imagination to vote for “The Lizard People” but there was only one up to that kind of fame.

    We may be few but we are not alone.  You can thank Al Franken for proving that.

    Best,  Terry

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