Cortney O'Brien

Out of curiosity, I went to the “Lady Parts for Justice” website last night to catch a glimpse of the live telethon online for the pro-choice women of Texas. The first thing I saw? A giant lady part walking on stage.

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, along with comedian Sarah Silverman, hosted the “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can Choose.” (clever, huh?) online telethon from a basement in New York City. Usually telethons are hosted to fund worthy causes such as aiding starving children in Africa or raising money for cancer research. Last night, however, feminists spoke for three hours to raise money for abortions. The pop up telethon was created to “help the women of Texas who are suffering under dangerous abortion laws,” according to their website.

In addition to inappropriate costumes, the event was rife with vulgar language and inappropriate gestures. Among other ridiculous comments were the following,

“They [Texas women] are being besieged by a bunch of guys who don’t know biology.”

At one point a Muslim comedian came on stage and started his skit with this offensive comment, “Conservatives hate women and they hate Muslims, so why not bring them together?”

At one of the lowest points, Silverman stuck a napkin down her pants before auctioning it off online. Sorry, but how is disgusting behavior empowering to women? NEVER would you see this kind of behavior at a pro-life rally. One thing missing at the telethon – children. It’s a good thing too. At times I couldn’t tell if I was actually watching The Sopranos or an especially offensive episode of Skins.

Winstead shared that the event was put together in only two weeks – and you could tell. Between the disorganization, the starts and stops, topped off with some out-of-tune singers, the night was a mess.

Somehow, the pro-abortion advocates still managed to raise money. Among those donors was famous chef Mario Batali, who tweeted that he would match whatever the telethon made.

Altogether, the pro-choice feminists raised an unfortunate $50,000.

Watching this “charity” telethon, I was embarrassed to be a woman. I can only imagine what pro-life Texas women are feeling about the event that was held in their honor.


Cortney O'Brien

Cortney O'Brien is a Townhall web editor. Follow her on Twitter @obrienc2.

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