Samantha Bee and Patton Oswalt Go Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of Crisis Pregnancy Centers on Full Frontal
Samantha Bee and Patton Oswalt Examine Crisis Pregnancy Centers
We are truly in a Golden Age of late-night comedy news commentary. This week, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee examined the nefarious world of “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are basically fronts for non-medical personnel to convince vulnerable women to not have abortions. Bee did this with a little help from the hilarious Patton Oswalt.
Perhaps the most poignant part of this comedic look at crisis pregnancy centers was the interview with a woman who’d actually gone to one of them when pregnant with her son. After describing her ordeal at the center she went to, and talking about how she decided to keep her baby, she then talked about the hardships involved in keeping him, and how she to this day doesn’t feel like he’s had the life he deserved. Obviously, she loves her son now, but she also was unequivocal about the fact that if she had it all to do over again, she would’ve gone somewhere else and had an abortion.
That’s how bad it got for her. Meanwhile, once she decided to keep her child, the center was nowhere to be found.
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