Roseanne Blasts America’s ‘Bullsh*t War’ On Abortion

Roseanne Barr’s new documentary “Roseanne For President!” documents her 2012 run for the Oval Office, and even though she wasn’t successful, the comedian is still committed to ending the “bullshit war” on abortion and the way Americans discuss a woman’s right to choose.

“It pisses me off when they say pro-choice and they only mean abortion,” Roseanne told HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps on Friday. “That pisses me off because you got a lot more choices than whether you’re going to have an abortion or not. But I do think that’s between a woman and her doctor, and it’s nobody’s goddamn business.”

Roseanne added that late-term abortions do “bother” her, but she blames the bureaucracy associated with abortion for sometimes delaying the procedure.

“You have to go through so much red tape to get an abortion, when you decide you want one before 12 weeks,” she said. “You’ve got to go through so much red tape, and it’s all bullshit, so it’s like they force you to have [a late-term abortion] because they’re getting paid the whole goddamn time.”

She also takes issue with the unnecessary complexity of abortion-related legislation, which she said is impossible to understand for many of the women whom it impacts most.

“Here’s the real trick of it: People should know what they’re voting for, and a lot of times they don’t because a lot of people don’t understand how a bill … is worded because it’s all bullshit that lawyers wrote anyway,” Roseanne said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Roseanne Barr and “Roseanne For President!” director Eric Weinrib here.

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