Skip to comments.MSNBC Host Wants to Use Abortion Comedy as a Sex-Ed ‘Tool’ for Mothers to Teach Daughters
Posted on 06/25/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT by wagglebee
It would have been shocking if the abortion comedy Obvious Child hadnt been celebrated on Melissa Harris-Perrys weekend show on MSNBC. But the spin on Sunday mornings program could not have been expected.
MHP wanted to know if abortion opponents just couldnt handle the uncomfortable truth about womens sexuality and how womens bodies operate. She asked Obvious filmmaker Gillian Robespierre if her abortion comedy could be a good educational tool for mothers to share with their daughters as they mature, and the answer led to the term laminated uterus. (Video Link)
HARRIS-PERRY: But I wonder if, in fact, parents often don`t want to have conversations about this because of their fear of what adult women’s sexuality looks like and the idea of their daughters ever being there. Does a narrative, humorous kind of complicated film like that potentially even operate as a tool for moms and daughters to have conversations they might not otherwise have?
Try and imagine the conversations this film is supposed to spur. “Mom, did you have an abortion before I was born? Will you support me when I have one, especially if I seem far too immature to be a mother?” Then it turned into a pitch for biology lessons:
ROBESPIERRE: My mom was great about it. She drew me a diagram of my fallopian tubes –
HARRIS-PERRY: I love it.
– and my ovaries and then she laminated it, because everything was laminated from my bus pass to the diagram of my vagina. (Laughter) And we were really open about it. And I think that`s the starting point, for at least for my mom and me and our story. Which was to not shy away from those moments where, you know, the moment where you have to tell your daughter that she has to wear deodorant for the first time. That was really embarrassing to me. And so was the idea of having to wear a bra. But we talked about it. We made jokes about it and there was no shame.
HARRIS-PERRY: Yep. I have one of those shame-free moms as well. She wrote a book in graduate school called “How to Have Intercourse Without Getting Screwed,” all about contraception. So, you grow up with that kind of mom, you have a laminated uterus –
ROBESPIERRE: That’s embarrassing.
HARRIS-PERRY: Yeah, that’s just embarrassing. So thank you for the film Obvious Child. It is really fantastic.
As much as these women like the notion that pro-lifers can’t handle the liberated sexuality of young women, they can’t seem to understand that pro-life parents could educate their children completely about how pregnancy happens and how the baby develops in the womb.
These women won’t address the moral blindness of this abortion comedy, which aches to dismiss the unborn child as a small speed bump on the way to an immature woman’s happiness.
Promoting infanticide is not a conversation that anyone should have EVER!
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Since the headline used the word “host”, I thought it was a male taking this angle. The word hostess would have conveyed the story better.
Abortion has nothing to do with a woman’s sexuality and alleged fear of it.
Opposition to abortion is because it’s murder, plain and simple.
Someone needs to make a movie with an abortion in it, in the most true to life gruesome detail...
And somehow get it past the ratings board and have it hit the big screens with a PG-13 or less rating...
They can show people getting shot inthe head but not something like this...
We need to start speakign Truth to power in the culture...
Too bad Melissa’s mommy made the wrong “choice”.....
What’s humourous about abortion? Sick.
The satanic insanity continues
Someone give this evil hag a severed arm or part of a baby’s torso that has been chopped up and mutilated as part of an abortion. Let’s see how much she laughs about that.
Abortion (murder of infants in the womb) is NOT a laughing, humorous matter.
Anytime an abortion is shown (I.e. “Silent Scream”), the hysterics begin and it is usually shutdown by theaters refusing to show it.
I doubt any type of film showing what abortion really is and does will ever be permitted to be shown in a regular movie theater.
What is this Hell in which I live, and how do I get out?
These people are stark raving insane.
Well hardee har har!
Obviously, one would think.