Maher Rips 'Medieval' Texas 'Riches for Snitches' Abortion Ban (Video)

”I bought a car last year, they gave me more time to decide if I wanted to keep the satellite radio,“ Bill Maher jokes

“Special welcome to all the ladies fleeing Texas. You’re welcome here in our state,” Maher said as he kicked off his monologue. “Wow, they really went full hog there in Texas, Abortions now banned if the woman is more than 6 weeks pregnant. 6 weeks? wow. They say everything’s bigger in Texas? Not fetuses.”

“I mean 6 weeks? Most women don’t even know if they’re pregnant at that point, or if they really ever want to see the guy again,” Maher continued. “I bought a car last year, they gave me more time to decide if I wanted to keep the satellite radio.”

Then Maher got to talking about the vigilante provision: “This bill is serious, this bill encourages citizen bounty hunters, did you see that part of it? Oh my god, to sue anyone — a stranger — who you see assisting a woman getting an abortion. It’s called the ‘Riches for Snitches” program.”

“And again, anyone who assists, [it could] be the Uber driver,” he said. “Probably will be the Uber driver. But I wanna say parenthetically, if you’re making your girlfriend take an Uber to an abortion? Maybe you’re an even bigger asshole.”

The Maher turned his attention to the situation in Afghanistan, or as he called it with a clear insult to Texas, “other medieval government news,” after which he brought up the sweeping (and overdue) vaccine mandates President Biden announced this week.

Maher noted that Texas, Gov. Abbot has condemned Biden’s attempts to stop antivaxxers from prolonging the pandemic, and used that as an excuse to bash him over the abortion law. “Abbot said ‘it is no fair if you fire people to make them do what you want. How can I sue them to make them do what I want?’”

Maher and his panel guests also discussed the law, and whether or not it will create a political blowback for the people who passed it, later in the show. You can watch that below.
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