Zach Galifianakis and several other comedians plan on funding Texas abortions with an act they're calling Night Of A Thousand Vaginas.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many Texas abortion clinics were closed after the reinstatement of an abortion law.
The fight over abortion in Texas has one side claiming the new laws violate women's rights and other saying they are intended to protect women's health. In short, the new standards require clinics to meet the standards for an ambulatory surgical center and also be within 30 miles of a hospital. But an estimated third of Texas abortion clinics are out of this range and didn't want to invest the millions necessary to upgrade their facilities.
Well, apparently Zach Galifianakis feels the Texas laws are wrong and is set to take the stage with Silverman, Steve Agee, Jen Kirkman, Tiffany Haddish, and musician Josh Homme of the Queens of the Stone Age. Night Of A Thousand Vaginas is intended to help women go get their abortions:
"A is For is organizing this emergency benefit to raise money for Texas abortion funds (Lilith Fund, TEA Fund, Whole Women's Health Action Fund, and Fund Texas Women) who are working to help women affected by this law by providing financial support to help cover procedures, travel, lodging and child care."But media outlets like Townhall are already criticizing Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman for getting involved in this type of political battle:
"But, with all the flashiness and crude humor these pro-choice events engender, their "charity" is anything but funny. Abortion is not a cause and it is not to be celebrated. It certainly should not stand as a means for a fundraiser."And it's not like Zach Galifianakis is new to getting involved in politics. He's been very active on Twitter lately fighting against Keystone XL and wants President Obama to veto the Montsanto Protect Act, which is related to farmer's rights and genetically engineered plants. But it's not like Galifianakis is neck deep in the political bog. He's still a comedian first and will be teaming up with Louis C.K. to create a new comedy FX pilot show. Zach will be both writing and starring in it so it should be interesting.
What do you think about Zach Galifianakis' abortion fight using comedy in Night Of A Thousand Vaginas?