Abortion and Voting: For a Limited Time Only!

By Bill Maher

Abortion is a lot like voting: no one wants to do it, but it beats the alternative. The other thing that makes abortion like voting is we’re losing both. And we’re not losing them outright; the state legislatures are just chipping away at them with endless chickenshit designed to discourage people from exercising their constitutional rights.

According to recent analysis from Elizabeth Nash and Rachel Benson Gold of the Guttmacher Institute:

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282. Arkansas and Tennessee mandated a 48-hour wait between counseling and the abortion procedure. North Carolina and Oklahoma enacted measures requiring women to wait at least 72 hours, joining Missouri, South Dakota and Utah... All in all, 14 states require women to make two trips to obtain an abortion.

Here’s The Nation:

The result [of voter ID laws] has been the most significant effort to restrict voting rights since the Jim Crow era. From 2011 to 2015, 468 voting restrictions have been introduced in 49 states. Half the states in the country have passed new laws making it harder to vote.

I think you can see where I’m going with this: We need to impose a 48-hour waiting period before we let white men vote. Give them time to think things over. Is there anywhere in the Constitution where it says you have to be allowed to vote without taking a trans-vaginal ultrasound? I don’t think so.