This week have proposed and passed laws with extreme abortion restrictions. Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones sounded off on the issue in the season finale of "Weekend Update."
Jones began her point by likening the state of the country to The Handmaid's Tale.
"Well basically we're all handmaids now," Jones explained to Colin Jost while wearing the show's attire. "So, my name is actually 'Of Jost.' But I don't know how good of a babymaker I'm going to be because my eggs is dusty as hell."
When Jost tries to ease her mind by claiming society is not quite the scenario spelled out on the show, Jones sheds the costume to reveal a black shirt with bold, white lettering that reads "mine," with an accompanying arrow pointing downward. She then begins to rip into the recent anti-abortion laws by detailing how they are the beginning steps of the government completely marginalizing women.
"You would think that, but this is how it starts," Jones continued. "I'm out living my life, then I see on the new that a bunch of states are trying to ban abortion and then tell me what I can and can't do with my body. Next thing you know, I'm in Starbucks and they won't take my credit card because I'm a woman, instead of the regular reason, which is I don't got any money on it."
Jones continues her monologue by highlighting the hypocrisy of men deciding what women are able to do with their bodies.
"You can't control women. Because, uh, I don't know if y'all heard, women are the same as humans," Jones said after showing a picture of the 25 Alabama senators that voted for the ban. "Why do all of these weird ass men care about what women choose to do with their bodies?"
The Saturday Night Live star isn't the only woman to use her platform to speak out against the new laws. After the proposals were announced, political pundit Tomi Lahren took to Twitter where she veered away from her conservative stance to condemn Alabama's actions.
"I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive," Lahren tweeted. "It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!"