George Carlin’s stand-up routine on anti-abortionists from 1996 remains as relevant as ever


The reported overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade case has opened up a wave of criticism and opposition, with the rumoured legislation set to allow states to outlaw abortion.

The US Supreme Court is also expected to uphold a Mississippi law which criminalises termination of a pregnancy after 15 weeks.

Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization marks the first major abortion rights challenge in front of the new conservative majority on the court.

This controversial change has had millions discussing the abortion debate in the United States, the topic of who gets to decide what a woman does with her body, especially men, is unfortunately not a new one in the US.

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Take for instance this stand-up comedy routine from the late, great George Carlin which he performed in 1996 on his HBO special Back in Town. The astute and witty comic rants…

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