On Monday night’s episode of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal, Bee interviewed Texas State Rep. Dan Flynn, one of the architects of the Texas anti-abortion law that court justices will rule on tomorrow. In the clip, Bee proves what many can safely assume to be true of most male lawmakers seeking to regulate women’s vaginas– that Flynn doesn’t have a clue about how an abortion is performed or female anatomy.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 2nd on one of it’s biggest abortion rights cases since Roe v. Wade, Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Women’s access to abortion care and anti-choice lawmaker’s power to restrict abortions are both at stake.
Since 2010 two hundred and thirty one pieces of anti-choice legislation have been passed throughout the country, leaving tens of thousands of women seeking abortions with dangerous alternatives. Republican’s increasingly aggressive legislation have closed abortion clinics at the fastest rate since 1973, the year the Supreme Court legalized the procedure. One hundred and sixty-two clinics have closed since 2011, while only 21 have opened.