In this segment from Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Sarah talks about conversing with the protesters outside a fundraiser for abortion funds for Texas women (presumably last November’s “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose” online telethon, co-hosted with Lizz Winstead).
This is an excerpt from one report about the interview:
Silverman told Maher about the fundraiser she helped put together in Texas [ed’s note: It was not in Texas, but was for Texas] that aimed to provide finding to asset women who need to travel 10 hours from their homes to get safe, affordable abortions. While she was there, she confronted protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, including a 9-year-old girl who was holding a sign that read “Abortion is Bloody Murder.”
“We have to see them as human,” Silverman said, “and hopefully maybe they will see us as human.” When the protesters told her she was going to hell, she replied, “I can’t! I don’t believe in God.”
She said her aim is show these people “a human face to this side that they only know as ‘people who want to murder babies.’ And meanwhile, it’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about. And they’re born, and it’s you’re on your own, slut.”
“And the truth is, and I don’t like to admit this,” Silverman continued, “I’ve never had an abortion and I don’t know if I would. But it doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t fight to the death for women to make their own choices for their own human bodies.”