Comedian Michelle Wolf, who infamously attacked the personal appearance of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, ghoulishly praised abortion on the most recent episode of her Netflix show in a Fourth of July commemoration.
What did she say?
The comments came during a segment discussing the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, which Wolf characterized as “catastrophic for reproductive rights because it is almost certain Trump will try to replace him with someone who would overturn Roe v. Wade.”
The next several minutes included Wolf showering abortion with praise while rebuking the pro-life community. She likened the phrase “pro-life” to “propaganda” terminology. Pro-life people, Wolf said, aren’t pro-life, but “anti-abortion, which means they’re anti-woman.”
Wolf claimed pro-life advocates are “terrorizing” women’s rights, saying women should be “proud” to receive an abortion because it’s a “good thing.”
According to Wolf, thoughts men have on the issue of abortion are “irrelevant,” adding that men are really only useful for their strength, while emphasizing the power of women “to give life.” Regarding access to abortion, Wolf said “it should be on the dollar-menu at McDonalds.”
After her lengthy monologue, Wolf paraded on stage in America-themed attire with a small brass band for her “salute to abortion.”
“Abortion — I salute you! Women, if you need an abortion, get one. If you want an abortion, get one,” Wolf declared. “It’s up to you and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s actually a great deal. It’s about $300. That’s like six movie tickets.”
“And women, don’t forget, you have the power to give life and men will try to control that. Don’t let them,” Wolf concluded. “God bless abortions!”
Wolf’s “salute” would not be complete without a swipe at President Donald Trump — and she did not hold back.
“It’s so ironic that Trump could be the guy who ends legal abortion. That dude has been responsible for more abortions than the invention of back alleys,” she claimed.
What about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?
Indeed, the legal perspective of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee toward abortion, specifically stare decisis and Roe v. Wade, will be one of the most hotly contested issues for the next several months.
Trump has reportedly narrowed his short list of candidates down to four justices, all of whom sit on U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal: Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit, Brett Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit, Thomas Hardiman of the 3rd Circuit, and Raymond Kethledge of the 6th Circuit.
Of the four, Barrett may be the most vocal about her religious beliefs, leading some senators to become wary over whether she would favor overturning Roe v. Wade if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
At least one Republican senator, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), has already said she will not support an anti-abortion nominee. And with the GOP’s slim Senate majority, every vote counts, leading some to believe Trump will go with Hardiman, a much more moderate justice who will be easy to confirm in an election year.
Trump will announce his nominee tonight at 9 p.m. EST .