In a clown suit, Cecily Strong appeared on Weekend Update to defend abortion rights.
Goober, the clown, had an abortion at 23 years old, the actress says in the skit before getting down to real serious abortion talk.
She said, “I wish I didn’t have to do this because my abortion is my personal clown business. But that’s all people in this country want to discuss, all the time. Even though clown abortion was legalized in Clown v Wade in 1973.”
She also said, “Colin, here is my truth: I know I wouldn’t be a clown on TV here today if it weren’t for the abortion I had the day before my 23rd birthday. Clowns have been helping each other end their pregnancies since the caves. It’s going to happen, so it ought to be safe, legal, and accessible. Not back to the alley. The last thing anyone wants is a bunch of dead clowns in a dark alley.”