Abortion activist ashamed she’s never aborted

Actress Sarah Silverman admitted to Bill Maher that she’s never had an abortion.  As it goes, this isn’t that big of a deal.  However, she framed it in such a way that makes it seem as though she wishes she had.

(Mediaite) — Comedian Sarah Silverman has made women’s reproductive rights one of the major causes of her life, but on Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher she made a shocking admission: She’s never had an abortion.


While she was [in Texas], she confronted protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, including a 9-year-old girl who was holding a sign that read “Abortion is Bloody Murder.”

“We have to see them as human,” Silverman said, “and hopefully maybe they will see us as human.” When the protesters told her she was going to hell, she replied, “I can’t! I don’t believe in God.”

She said her aim is show these people “a human face to this side that they only know as ‘people who want to murder babies.’ And meanwhile, it’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about. And they’re born, and it’s you’re on your own, slut.”

“And the truth is, and I don’t like to admit this,” Silverman continued, “I’ve never had an abortion and I don’t know if I would. But it doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t fight to the death for women to make their own choices for their own human bodies.”

She doesn’t like to admit that she hasn’t?  Perhaps even more troubling is her belief that a maturing baby in the womb is just “goo”.  Medically and scientifically, this is false.  Rhetorically powerful, but wholly false.  Referring to the baby as “goo” speaks to part of the larger problem.  As far as I can tell, the vast majority of those who identify as pro-choice hold this same inaccurate view.  It also contributes as a reason why, by and large, many people will never be pro-life.  They’ve been convinced by activists and those who have a financial stake in the abortion industry that it’s not a living human being.



  1. Silverman seems to go out of her way to be everything a God fearing woman never would be. I think the term is “tramp” or some such. She’s one of those yahoos who thinks she’s doing the world a service by being as vile and crude as possible. She seems to be the picture of one who is given over to her sinfulness. May God have mercy on her. BTW, I thought it was pretty inane for her to say she can’t go to hell because she doesn’t believe in God. That’s stupid even for an atheist to say.

  2. John,

    Silverman is a pig. But you’re taking what she said out of context. Try reading it again.

    I don’t like to admit this: I’ve never had an abortion and I don’t know if I would.

    I think it’s the last part that she doesn’t like to admit. You have to read it together, as one full sentence, in order to extract its meaning. She fights for abortion rights but doesn’t know if she would actually go through with an abortion? THAT is what she doesn’t like to admit because it signals reticence, reluctance, and maybe shame.

    She could have said it more clearly, I think. But it’s plain to me that she was talking about going through with the procedure. She doesn’t know if she would. And you have to wonder why, if it’s just ‘goo’ being removed.

    • I see that one sentence as containing two separate statements on the issue. If anything she hates to admit both, which still makes her horribble.

      • The first one modifies the second statement, John. It’d be pretty murky to say, ” I don’t like to admit this: I don’t know if I would.”

        That has no meaning apart from a subject. But the first statement – ‘I’ve never had an abortion’ – gives us a subject: ‘have an abortion.’ And the fact she’s never had one seems to me, based on the second statement, to be just another modifier of the concluding statement. She’s ashamed to say she don’t know if she would [have an abortion].

        Perhaps she ‘s made statements in the past that, when considered along with this, provide a deeper understanding of her views. If so, you could be right. But this one sentence alone is not enough know.

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