Sandra Bernhard - Abortion

Jordan Brady & Doug Benson Season 1, Ep 0147 02/24/1992 Views: 1,109

God knows there are enough kids in the world. (2:28)

JUST KIND OF THINKINGABOUT EVERYTHING

THINKING ABOUT MY LIFE,YOU KNOW.

I'M REALLY GOINGTHROUGH THAT TIME PERIOD

WHEN I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE A KID.

MY BIOLOGICAL CLOCKIS TICKING AWAY

AND I'M FEELING A LITTLEDEPRESSED, A LITTLE SAD.

MAYBE I WON'T HAVE A KID.

IT WON'T BE THE ENDOF THE WORLD IF I DON'T.

GOD KNOWS THERE'S ENOUGH KIDSIN THE WORLD.

SO, I DON'T KNOW...

I WAS JUST IN THE MIDWESTAND THEY HAVE ALL THESE POSTERS

THESE REALLY WEIRD, INTENSE,REACTIONARY, RIGHT-WING POSTERS:

"THIS FETUS IS 24 SECONDS OLD

"AND SHE'S ALREADY PLANNINGHER COLLEGE EDUCATION.

ARE YOU WILLING TO KILL HER?"

BUT IT'S LIKE...

I UNDERSTAND, I MEAN

IT'S NOT, LIKE, A GREAT DECISIONTO HAVE AN ABORTION.

I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG.

I DIDN'T LOOK FORWARD TO IT.

WOMEN DON'T WANT TO PUTTHEMSELVES INTO A MORAL DILEMMA

LIKE STAYING UP AT NIGHT

THINKING, "SHOULD IOR SHOULDN'T I?

"LET ME GET PREGNANT

JUST SO I CAN SEE IF I WANTTO HAVE AN ABORTION OR NOT."

I MEAN, WHAT ARE PEOPLETHINKING, ESPECIALLY MEN?

IT'S LIKE, WELL,WHY DO THEY HAVE

ANY DECISION MAKINGIN THE PROCESS?

I DON'T GET THAT.

IT'S MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE.

( cheering and applause )

IT'S SO OUT THERE,IT'S SO BIZARRE.

WHY DON'T THESE PEOPLE

WHO ARE STANDINGOUTSIDE OF ABORTION CLINICS

SPEND MORE TIME HELPING THEHOMELESS-- SOME OF THE PEOPLE

THAT MAYBE SHOULDN'T HAVEBEEN BORN IN THE FIRST PLACE?

( cheering )

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

WASTING THEIR TIMEFREAKING EVERYBODY OUT.

IT'S INSANE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO COME OUTAND TELL YOU THAT

SINCE I WAS THINKING ABOUTHAVING A BABY BACKSTAGE.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M A PERFORMER,I'M ON THE ROAD A LOT.

IT'S NOT AN EASY DECISION FOR ME

SO IT'S SOMETHINGTHAT FREAKS ME OUT.

BUT I THINK ABOUTTHE WHOLE SCOPE.

IT'S NOT JUST ONE ASPECT OFREARING A CHILD, YOU KNOW.

I WAS SCARING SOME CHILDRENBACKSTAGE AS...

TALKING ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.

BUT IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO TALKABOUT IT HERE ON THE A LIST

AND JUST GET A LITTLE BIT REALONCE IN A WHILE

INSTEAD OF JUST KIND OF LIKE,LET'S JUST LAUGH AT ANYTHING.

IT'S GOOD TO FEEL SOME THINGS

EVEN IF IT'S NOTPARTICULARLY FUNNY.

THERE'S SOME HUMOR THERE,MAYBE MASKED, MAYBE HIDDEN

BUT WE'RE GOING TO FIND ITAND WE'RE GOING TO CULTIVATE IT.