Funnyman John Oliver targets crisis pregnancy centers and their tales of ‘ghost babies’

It wasn’t that long ago that the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” decided on the perfect project to “piss off” Vice President Mike Pence: launch an LGBT parody of a children’s book written by Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, the proceeds from which were slated to go toward a nonprofit dedicated to stopping human trafficking and an art therapy program at a children’s hospital. That certainly sounds like something that needed to be targeted.

On Sunday night, Oliver revealed the latest target of his “comedy”: crisis pregnancy centers.

WATCH: John Oliver tears into anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” https://t.co/QF2Rnc637T pic.twitter.com/XWH1w3db44

— The Hill (@thehill) April 9, 2018

The Hill reports that Oliver teamed up with former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rachel Dratch to create their own mobile crisis pregnancy center called “Vanned Parenthood.”

“I tell women if they get an abortion, it’ll make a ghost baby that’ll haunt their hoo-ha forever!” Dratch quipped.

Here’s our piece on Crisis Pregnancy Centers from last night…https://t.co/pTeLtlYOBU

— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) April 9, 2018

Hey, Planned Parenthood gave the skit its seal of approval:

Lies ≠ health care. Coercion ≠ health care. Fake clinics ≠ health care. https://t.co/Plu7n2FYQb

— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) April 9, 2018

Here’s how to tell the difference between these fake clinics and real reproductive health centers that offer abortion services: https://t.co/AFE85UbW57 https://t.co/TFh976rMYR

— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) April 9, 2018

Lila Rose and others, not so much.

This is a misogynistic hit piece on amazing, nonprofit medical and pregnancy resource centers for women. They provide confidential, free support to those in need. They don’t push or sell abortions, but offer life-affirming practical solutions.

Shame on you, @iamjohnoliver https://t.co/0ygGJbxJau

— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) April 9, 2018

Pregnancy centers offer support to women in a time of desperate need while abortion clinics lie to them, exploit them, and charge them 400 dollars to kill their kids. But of course you go after the pregnancy centers, you simpering, insufferable coward. https://t.co/PGo4xWEDyh

— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 9, 2018

Shame on you @iamjohnoliver

I’ve referred scared and desperate women outside of an abortion clinic to the CPC right next door. The care & services are free, compassionate, and in no way politcal. For you to suggest otherwise, is partisian hackery at it’s finest. https://t.co/yOg1Q85H0k

— katie marie carroll (@KMarie_22_) April 9, 2018

If you ever wonder why our abortion debate is so broken, look no further than this shameful video.The pro-choice movement is waging a sustained smear campaign against CPCs, while late-night hosts try to turn a matter of life and death into a punchline. https://t.co/sOteKJxqJF

— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) April 9, 2018

Abortions were supposed to be rare. Now the left smears crisis pregnancy centers for doing their job, you people make me sick 🤢 https://t.co/eIFg93J3ZF

— Shorty 🐻 #FreeDankula #HorriblePerson #IamOwen (@000funsize) April 10, 2018

John Oliver is outraged that Crisis Pregnancy Centers “steer women away from abortion.” John Oliver is a crazy person. https://t.co/DOYWgyHqKE

— L (@PartymanRandy) April 9, 2018

For people wondering if John Oliver was objective
Spoiler alert he’s not https://t.co/aemcrlUIBD

— Vareck The Sarcastic Jew (@Gray_Wolfs76) April 9, 2018

This is repugnant sophistry https://t.co/ehRvRhZY5o

— Jackson Milton (@jacksontmilton) April 9, 2018

This is what passes for late-night comedy. Mocking the selfless people who work tirelessly to help women in crisis. https://t.co/0vsgbuBy45

— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) April 9, 2018

Now do @PPact and their deceptions. https://t.co/m64fA4c902

— Stephanie (@gritshappen) April 10, 2018

Great. Now do Planned Parenthood https://t.co/STVPfJaLUk

— Joe M (@joe178636) April 10, 2018

Yeah, do a skit about a woman haggling over the price of baby parts at lunch because Lamborghinis don’t pay for themselves.

I personally like John as a voice on the other side but this is disgusting. https://t.co/JJJkfn2Ugk

— Chase Wyatt (@WyattRiot_) April 10, 2018

Next week: John Oliver destroys homeless shelters. https://t.co/CDnHSWg0vf

— BT (@back_ttys) April 9, 2018


Related:

Charlotte Pence reacts to John Oliver’s parody book in the classiest way possible https://t.co/nlPxMzPaw4

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 20, 2018

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