The sponsor of Virginia's "fetal personhood" bill and a supporter of controversial legislation that would force women to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before an abortion apparently has a sense of humor.
Over the weekend, 'Saturday Night Live' mocked both bills in a segment on birth control called "Really!?!"
"The Virginia House of Representatives this week passed a bill that required women to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound before having an abortion," joked Amy Poehler. "Now don't get me wrong, I love transvaginal. It's my favorite airline."
Seth Meyers took on the"fetal personhood" bill that would give legal rights to a human fertilized egg.
"They also passed a bill saying life begins at conception," said Meyers. "What's next? Life begins at last call? Life begins when you click send on your Match.com profile?"
Virginia House of Representatives Delegate Bob Marshall responded to the segment in an interview with Sarah Bloom of NBC12 in Richmond, Va., in which he cracked some jokes of his own.
"I was scandalized, shocked at the rampant sexist nature of this," Marshall said with faux outrage. "This chauvinist Seth answers a question about pregnancy when in fact, it should have been Baby Momma who answers the question about pregnancy. I’ll bet Seth has never been pregnant."
Marshall became straight-faced when he defended the bills, however, telling Bloom that people need to read the personhood bill before judging it.
"It doesn't abolish abortion. It doesn't get rid of birth control. It doesn't affect in vitro," he said. "The major effect on this is to say that before birth, there's a human being there, and there's a case for a wrongful death."
Marshall has his sights set on Washington. He's indicated he will run for the U.S. Senate, challenging former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) for the GOP nomination.
Watch the whole interview above. To see the SNL skit that got him talking, click here.
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