Comedian Sarah Silverman is one of the most pro-choice voices in Hollywood, and on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher show she may have revealed why.
The shock comic brought up her recent abortion fundraiser in Texas, and in doing to decried the protests she faced from the Westboro Baptist Church.
One particularly unpleasant sign, she recalled, read, “Abortion is Bloody Murder.” That prompted this exchange with the show’s liberal host:
We have to see them as human,” Silverman said, “and hopefully maybe they will see us as human.” When the protesters told her she was going to hell, she replied, “I can’t! I don’t believe in God.”
She said her aim is show these people “a human face to this side that they only know as ‘people who want to murder babies.’ And meanwhile, it’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about. And they’re born, and it’s you’re on your own, slut.”
“And the truth is, and I don’t like to admit this,” Silverman continued, “I’ve never had an abortion and I don’t know if I would. But it doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t fight to the death for women to make their own choices for their own human bodies.