Michelle Wolf, who’s profane and crass comedy routine singlehandedly ended the tradition of comedians as the entertainment for the White House Correspondence Dinner (WHCD), has now claimed that having an abortion made her a “god.” 

“My abortion, not a big deal for me,” Wolf said in her standup routine for a Netflix special. “I left work, I got an abortion, I drank half a LaCroix, and then I went back to work. Not a big deal, and I also think a pretty good advertisement for LaCroix.” 

“You can feel any way that you want after an abortion,” Wolf continued. “Get one! See how you feel! You know how my abortion made me feel? Very powerful. You know how people say you can’t play God? I walked out of there being like, ‘Move over, Morgan Freeman. I am god!”

The audience, for some inexplicable reason, laughed.

Since she burst out on the scene after the disastrous WHCD, Michelle Wolf’s comedic talents are seemingly limited to using vulgar and crass language to attack those she disagrees with politically like President Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway.

In her now infamous speech at the WHDC, she said of Huckabee Sanders, “I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”

She also likes to denounce preborn life and lightheartedly joke about abortion. Again, at the WHCD, she said, “Mike Pence is very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder, which, first of all, don’t knock it till you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it. You know, you’ve got to get that baby out of there.” 

Are you laughing? I’m not.

During her extremely short-lived Netflix series, The Break with Michelle Wolf, she also did a “salute to abortions” where she came out on stage with a small marching band wearing a rather revealing “patriotic” outfit celebrating the right of women to kill their preborn babies. At one point she said, “God Bless abortions.”

It doesn’t appear like Wolf has ever been particularly funny, unless someone leans towards the uber radical and progressive end of the spectrum, but to refer to yourself as a “god” after an abortion is deeply unsettling. 

It’s teaching women, especially young teenagers and adults, that abortion is a decision without consequence and gives them a feeling of power. That’s not what most remember. Many women, even pro-abortion women, describe abortion as one of the most terrible experiences of their lives.

And what happens if a woman goes into her abortion thinking it will be helpful to her situation, but instead finds herself in a worse state physically, emotionally and spiritually? 

The reality is that women do have the power, through legalized abortion, to determine if they are going to give children either life or death, and the decision to have an abortion is something that will lay heavily on a woman’s soul. To trivialize it by saying that the aftermath of an abortion is no different than drinking “half a LaCroix” is wrong.

Michelle Wolf is not funny. There’s nothing wrong with humor and satire, and it can be done well by people who understand how to poke fun at both sides of politics or an issue in a good natured way, but to call yourself a “god” for killing your preborn baby is wrong and a disservice to millions of women across the country who have had abortions.


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