Greg Gutfeld's rise to fame seems to be his comedic stylings. But what kind of joker would make jokes about abortion except to, perhaps, promote the anti-choice meme that those who have abortions are worthy of shame and scorn - a meme that Gutfeld has expressed, on several occasions, on Fox. Gutfeld, a "pro-life" Catholic, once said that teenagers who have abortions are "morally inept." He also made the bizarre comment that women who support abortions are supporting the right to abort their grandchildren. Last week Gutfeld doubled down on his criticism of abortion with what he described as a "joke" but what was, in effect, just more bizarre, pointless, pro-life propaganda from the bizarre and pointless Gufeld.
Before the discussion, on "The Five," about how Planned Parenthood has partnered with an inner city Los Angeles school, Gutfeld made the following attempt at humor - I guess?
"All right. So, over my vacation, I ran in a friend who gave me some grief. He hated my abortion joke I made. Remember that one? Knock-knock. Who's there? You'll never know. Anyway, if it wasn't for abortion he said he would have no life. It's true. He would have been a dad three times over. Horrible. But, hey, it's impossible to prove a negative if you don't exist. They don't. So no Father's Day card for him."
Okaaay... so he's trying to shame both the men and women involved in abortion decisions? And who is the childless Greg to judge anybody about their reasons for terminating a pregnancy. And if these guys are as irresponsible as Gutfeld paints them, then perhaps things worked out for the best? But no father's day card? Is that all he's got?
Greg later mocked the female students, at the aforementioned high school, who used the services of Planned Parenthood in another "comedy routine." In reacting to the presence of the clinic at the school, he said this: "What a great idea. As a young male student busy with classes, sports, and glee club, you just don’t have time to figure out who to date any more. The line at the clinic reduces confusion." I guess when you've got nothing to say, the old slut shaming is the best you can do. It's ironic because Gutfeld has been vociferous in his criticism of Bill Maher's commentary about conservative women. I guess in Greg's book, not all women are created equal, especially those who value their bodily autonomy. And btw, Gutfeld was given pride of place, for the last remark, on the blog run by anti-choice crazy Jill Stanek.
If you want to read more of Gutfeld's anti-abortion "humor," check out the collection here with material like "Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and a fetus go to heaven and meet St Peter at the gates. They each give their names, except the fetus, who just says, "Fetus."St Peter checks his paperwork. "You're not human," he says. So Boxer goes to hell." And this classic "Why did the fetus cross the road? Because they moved the dumpster."
So funny I forgot to laugh!
Edited for brevity