Margaret Cho has taken to twitter to express her views on abortion, after the Republican party has repeatedly attacked women’s right to choose abortion.
The comedienne defended Planned Parenthood in her tweet, which includes a link to a Bible verse that contradicts the Republican’s defense that life begins at conception.
The Republican Party has often used the Bible as its source when debating the abortion issue, saying that the book opposes the procedure.
Cho’s link adds apprehension to that theory. The particular Bible verse Cho has chosen gives instructions on how to perform an abortion. The verse also alludes to the belief that life begins upon a child’s first breath, not conception.
There are also portions of the text that suggest it is better for an unborn child to have been aborted or miscarried than to live a life that is full of misery.
Cho’s tweet makes it clear that, in many instances, the Bible indicates that abortion is acceptable, and at times, it even encourages it.
Those against abortion often refer to the procedure as sinful, and it’s an issue that is widely debated; however, the procedure was made legal in 1972 after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Roe vs. Wade.
The ruling in this particular case made it legal for women to terminate a pregnancy for whatever reason as long as they are no more than 22 weeks pregnant.
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) October 3, 2015