A panel on a Sunday MSNBC program chuckled and laughed when comedian and guest Laurie Kilmartin quipped that she wanted to “make sweet love” whoever leaked the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade last week, adding that if the person was Republican, she would then “joyfully abort our fetus and let them know.”
Kilmartin, who is a staff writing for Conan O’Brien’s show, made her remarks on “Ayman” during a panel discussion about the unprecedented leak of the ruling that would uphold a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks and overturn Roe, which made abortions legal in all 50 states in a landmark 1973 ruling.
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Host Ayman Mohyeldin asked her and the other guests for their thoughts on a recent op-ed published by MSNBC that asserted Republican outrage at the leak is hypocritical and that “right-wingers are suddenly fans of propriety again is because so much of their political agenda requires using the Supreme Court to advance policy far too unpopular for the democratic process.”
“Do you agree that this is going against the undemocratic will, but this is the only way Republicans can achieve this?” Mohyeldin asked Kilmartin.
“Yeah, I guess so,” she said, before going off the rails in the discussion to give her own personal take.
“I would like to find out who the leaker is, so I could make sweet love to that person because that person is a hero to me. Okay?” Kilmartin said, drawing some chuckles from other members of the panel.
“And if the leaker — a lot of people are saying it could be a conservative — if the leaker is a Republican, and if I get pregnant during our lovemaking, I will joyfully abort our fetus, and let them know,” she added, leading to Mohyeldin breaking down in laughter at the notion that a pro-life conservative would cruelly be told his baby had been murdered.
“I don’t know if that answered your question,” said Kilmartin. “I probably didn’t.”
“It was a little off-topic,” Mohyeldin admitted, smiling wide.
After more of the panel discussion, Kilmartin went on to joke about how Democrats should respond if Roe v. Wade is overturned — one that appeared to shock even the other guests.
“There’s obviously little bit of disappointment with the Democrats just over the last couple of years not rushing to codify Roe v. Wade when they had a supermajority during Obama. But what do you think they should be doing right now?” Mohyeldin asked.
“Well, this is controversial, but I think that every Democratic member of Congress who’s over the age of 87 should go on a hunger strike for abortion rights, because let’s face it, they don’t have much longer anyway,” Kilmartin responded.
“You might as well go out a hero in a blaze of glory. Be the Bobby Sands of abortion!” she said in reference to the Irish Republican Army member who died from a hunger strike in 1981 after being imprisoned for taking part in the 1976 bombing of the Balmoral Furniture Company in Dunmurry.
“Okay — Laurie bringing the heat tonight,” Mohyeldin said following several seconds of silence from the stunned panelists.
“Guys, that’s my answer,” said Kilmartin, who was struggling to contain herself as well. “You know I am a comedian. I know we have like two very serious answers and then I’m just giving a joke, and everybody’s like, that’s a terrible policy. It is, guys. You don’t have to take me seriously.”
“Listen, that’s why we want you on the show, because we need a little levity,” Mohyeldin responded.