Samantha Bee was ready to tape her final episode of Frontal before an extended summer break. Then she tested positive for COVID-19.
“Oh sure, I know the other late-night shows took a week off when their hosts got COVID,” she said of a makeshift set in her backyard in upstate New York. “But I’m not like the other guys. I need attention.”
The real reason Bee decided not to cancel the episode is because she was aware of the upcoming Supreme Court decision, which is expected to be overturned Roe v. calf is too “important” to ignore.
“The decision to tip over Roe v. calf will be devastating,” Bee said. “Twenty-six states are likely to move on to banning abortion immediately, which is a disgrace. Because the only thing interesting in North Dakota is an abortion. A right to decide whether or not to have a baby is being dismantled by a party that really fucking wants the baby to die as soon as possible after birth.”
For the next few minutes, Bee examined the dire consequences, both intended and unintended, that will ensue if the Supreme Court verdict comes as expected.
“Three generations have not seen a world where people had no choice but to throw themselves down the stairs, ingest bleach, or use knitting needles, scissors and hangers,” she said. “Medical advances mean we don’t have to go back there! But it’s crazy that a Supreme Court that doesn’t represent the majority of Americans will inflict more death and suffering on women.”
Before signing off, Bee ended with a warning and a challenge for viewers. “Make no mistake, it doesn’t end there,” she explained. “The Conservatives will not rest until they have claimed all of our rights. Everything we fought for could be lost if we don’t take it back.”
“It’s not just about the November vote,” she continued. “It’s about doing everything in our power to provide vulnerable people with access to abortion across state lines. And we’ve got to make hell in our cities, in Washington, in every restaurant Justice Alito eats at for the rest of his life. Because if Republicans have made our lives miserable, it’s time to return the favor.”
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