Sarah Silverman Jesus Christ Abortion Video Offensive? Watch Comedian’s Pro-Choice PSA For ‘From V To Shining V’ [VIDEO]

By Melissa Siegel January 24, 2014 3:18 PM EST
Sarah Silverman's latest PSA features a cursing Jesus giving his thoughts on abortion (Photo: Reuters).
Sarah Silverman's latest PSA features a cursing Jesus giving his thoughts on abortion (Photo: Reuters).

Sarah Silverman has come under fire for a pro-choice video featuring Jesus Christ himself. The clip is a promotion for "From V to Shining V," a national women's pride day organized by Lady Parts Justice.

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The Sarah Silverman abortion video features the comedian recounting her meeting with Jesus Christ, reportedly played by NCIS star Michael Weatherly. Christ curses a bunch and appropriately joins the comedian in an NCIS marathon.

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The video then gets serious when Sarah Silverman asks Jesus when life begins. Christ's response shows the comedian's views on abortion.

"Fertilized eggs aren't people, people are people," Jesus Christ says in Sarah Silverman's video. "But people who believe fertilized eggs are people are people too. You have to love them. You're not better than them."

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Sarah Silverman believes church and state should remain separate (Photo: Reuters).
Sarah Silverman believes church and state should remain separate (Photo: Reuters).

Sarah Silverman then goes on a rant in her Jesus Christ abortion video about the increased role of religion in American society. Silverman argues that this contradicts the idea of separation of church and state put forth by our founding fathers.

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"Using religion to dictate legislation is un-American, but it's happening," she concludes.

The rest of the video features Sarah Silverman lamenting the dwindling options for women who want to get an abortion. She even argues that forcing women to see their unborn fetus before having an abortion is akin to making men look at their sperm before they ejaculate. But unsurprisingly, it is Sarah Silverman's use of Jesus Christ in a pro-choice PSA that is receiving the most attention.

Watch Sarah Silverman's pro-choice PSA starring Jesus Christ.

Sarah Silverman's abortion PSA controversy comes the same week the comedian blasted Mike Huckabee for his comments on women. The former Arkansas governor told the Republican National Committee that Democrats make females think they need the government to control their sexual urges.

"If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government, so be it," he said. "Let us take that discussion all across America."

Sarah Silverman appeared on MSNBC this week to discuss Mike Huckabee's comments. While she did not bring up her Jesus Christ abortion video, she did have a few choice words for the governor.

"When a politician is speaking on behalf of those people who are pulling their strings for their purse and for the betterment of their career, it's gross," she said. "I guess I'm stunned, but at the same time, it's so bizarre. He says he wants women to control their libido ... you know ... I too, would like to control my libido and my reproductive system."

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