In the cold open of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch, star of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," SNL makes tongue-in-cheek commentary on the furthered push to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In the sketch, Cumberbatch plays a man in the year 1235 who pontificates on the antiquated laws enforced on a woman's body at that time, many of which are still being referenced today in 2022.
Setting the scene at the top of the sketch, words scroll across the screen saying:
"In the draft of his majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito explains that no woman has a right to an abortion, and that in fact abortion is a crime. To prove it, he cites a treatise from 13th Century England about the 'quickening' of the 'foetus' and a second treatise that says if the quick childe 'dieth in her body' it would be a great 'misprision.' We go now to that profound moment of moral clarity, almost a thousand years ago, which laid such a clear foundation for what our laws should be in 2022."
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"While I was cleaning the hole at the side of the castle where we poop and then it falls through the sky into a moat full of human feces, I started to think about abortion," Cumberbatch's character says.
The characters then go on to discuss how a law should be made against abortion, similar to the laws they have in place against pointy shoes.
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