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Is there no limit to the tasteless remarks about abortion?

by | Jun 6, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Actress Latasha Leggero "joking" about abortion on a recent Conan O'Brien program.

Actress Latasha Leggero “joking” about abortion on a recent Conan O’Brien program.

Do “even jokes have their limits”? Yes, concluded Newsbusters’ Katie Yoder in a typically astute recent column.

Context? Pro-abortionists believe the more women “tell their stories” about their abortions, the more at ease the public will be with dismembering tiny members of the human family. But Latasha Leggero, a recent convert to Judaism, figured it was okay to drag her new found faith into the mud and take the story-telling many steps further.

Appearing on Conan, she tastelessly added to the absolutely correct observation that “You’re part of this beautiful religion seeped in culture,” the idea that “Abortions are cool.”

Bad enough (actually horrible enough) that she would add to the absolutely correct observation that “You’re part of this beautiful religion seeped in culture,” the idea that “Abortions are cool.”

Worse yet she mocked her new religions, quipping, “I mean, you could get an abortion on every Jewish holiday and it would be okay,” leaving O’Brien looking for the nearest exit.

“I don’t think they go around saying ‘abortions are cool,’” he said. “Not like the Fonz” (the famously “cool” character from the 1974-84 television series, Happy Days).

During one of the several awkward pauses, Leggero erupted, “I’m not saying I am going to get an abortion but, you know, it’s just nice to – it’s like AAA. Like, you’re not going to use all those tows, but – no, it’s just nice to know.”

At that point, some in the audience audibly booed.

Unfortunately, such boorishness on such a sensitive topic–and her determination to drag others into her tastelessness– is nothing new. Yoder concludes

Leggero has long made abortion a topic of her career. In 2013, she asked in a Facebook post, “What are the most popular abortion names?” while in 2014 she tweeted that she would “no longer perform in states where abortion isn’t legal.”

During Comedy Central’s 2015 Roast of Justin Bieber, Leggero laughed about Bieber’s (non-existent) close call with abortion as he sat next to her.

“Justin was born to a teenage single mom. No wonder he’s got moves. He was in the womb dodging a coat hanger,” she said.

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