Those who believe abortion is morally wrong (whatever you think the U.S. Supreme Court's official decision on Roe v. Wade sifts out to be) can reach people who are still trying to find their feet on the controversial topic. It's more important than most people realize how we, as children of God, acknowledge opposing viewpoints. The way we approach controversy can be the spark that creates the difference.
An unusual channel for the pro-life cause is comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan. In his conversation with comedian Doug Stanhope on the Wednesday episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Rogan shared a lot of common sense regarding the leak of the Supreme Court’s controversial draft opinion.
Anyone, even Rogan, who claims that “I'm 100 percent for a woman's right to choose” knows that there's a point at which it's not really “healthcare” but killing another person. It's a different take than the view that pro-abortion activists and their illegitimate media allies want to portray as the general opinion.
Remember that Rogan is adamantly pro-abortion: “What if you get raped? What if, anything like that. Someone, like a family member, molests you,” Rogan asked. “I don't like people telling other people what they can and can't do… It gets weird when the baby gets like six months old [gestation]. I know that some states have late-term abortions, and sometimes you need one for medical reasons, right? The woman could die if she gives birth. Like it's a decision that people have to make… I am 100 percent for a woman's right to choose. But as a human being, just a person observing things, there's a big difference between a little clump of cells and a fetus with the eyeball and the [sic] beating heart. And for anybody to pretend there's not…”
“Where do you draw the line?” Stanhope, his guest, asked.
“Right. Where do you draw the line? Yeah, that's the question. It's what I call a human issue. It's a very complicated issue. It's so fraught with emotion. And it's so political,” Rogan stated.
Then, why is it important to consider someone like Rogan’s opinion? There are plenty of interesting opinions scattered across the internet. What is the best way to get one more issue-specific opinion from someone who's not a conservative or even pro-lifer to help our cause? People such as Rogan, Elon Musk, and Rogan's friend from the entertainment industry, Dave Chappelle, are important players in discussions of culture. Politics are not as crucial to influencing change as is culture, which remains.
Also, there's a crucial point concerning this trio of men. Joe Rogan claimed on the April 22 show that not only did progressive activists' attempts to remove him from the Spotify streaming platform fail, but he had also gained millions of subscribers. In his weekly podcast, Rogan is famous among the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) world and has given interviews and colorful commentaries on fights, informing listeners and viewers that his “subscriptions went up massively” in 2021 despite the intensity of criticisms. He claimed that “during the height of it all, I gained two million subscribers.”
To go back to the beginning of this article, it matters how we handle difficult subjects, such as abortion. If we study the manner in which these discussions take place in the context of culture, we will gain insights that will benefit the next generation of activists. It's undisputed that comedy and entertainment can open an opportunity for people to talk with a sense of humor, especially when these topics are controversial and a source of weaponization that the Left wants to leverage to benefit themselves. It's our job to make sure we don't let it happen.