Samantha Bee slammed the release of “Unplanned,” a film about an unplanned pregnancy and seized the opportunity to discuss the status of abortion rights across the country, the New York Times reported. She was particularly disturbed by a bill passed last week by state lawmakers in Georgia.
“Georgia’s new bill outlaws abortion as soon as doctors can discern a fetal heartbeat, which happens around six weeks of pregnancy. It’s a time when a lot of women don’t even know they’re pregnant yet since that’s only two weeks past the missed period. Two weeks after my missed period, I don’t know if I’m pregnant or if it’s just my amazing training for the Olympics. Either way, Bob Costas is involved.”
Bee opened her show and called “Unplanned” an “anti-choice propaganda movie” and said it’s “not awful.” “It’s obviously ridiculous, and no one should see it, but the trailer is honestly wonderful,” Bee said she was talking about the movie because “the vice president tweeted about it from his official account, which makes it news.”
“This is incredibly embarrassing, especially when you factor in how low our bar is for vice presidents right now,” Bee said. She was referring to the allegations of improper physical contact that at least seven women have now made against former Vice President Joe Biden, Town Hall reported.
OUR FREE OPINION
Bee is a comic and is expected to make people laugh—she is not to be taken seriously.
However, over the weekend, Twitter suspended the “Unplanned” account “for no apparent reason,” one Republican Senator claimed. Twitter says that the account was suspended in error and was put back up when the error was discovered. “Unplanned” supporters argued that Twitter’s actions were too little, too late – the names and comments of the movie’s supporters were gone.
Reckless or intentional, the suspension smacks of editorial censorship.