Jimmy Kimmel live was interrupted by an alarm during the host’s monologue on Monday evening (November 7).
Kimmel’s wife and show’s co-writer in chief, Molly McNearney, then took the stage to announce that she was “sounding the alarm” because “tomorrow is election day” in the United States and “abortion rights are gone or at risk in 26 states, though the majority of people in this country support the right to vote for women”.
The US midterm elections come months after the fall of the Supreme Court Deer vs Wadereturn the decision to allow abortion procedures to individual states.
“Being a mother is the best and toughest job in the world,” McNearney, who has two children with Kimmel, told the audience. “I can’t imagine forcing a woman who doesn’t want this job to take it against her will.”
McNearney let viewers know that her speech “wasn’t going to be funny” — as Kimmel’s opening remarks anticipated — and continued, “The only person who should be making a life-changing, potentially life-saving decision for a woman and her body is her woman herself.
“I’m not here with this stupid alarm telling you to love abortion. I challenge you to love women enough, to trust women enough to make their own difficult decisions, and to vote for the people who will make it happen tomorrow. Our daughters should not have to fight the battles our grandmothers won.”
Kimmel recently claimed that he’s lost half his fan base due to his regular taunting of former Republican President Donald Trump.
The talk show host said he threatened to leave his post after ABC executives warned him about firing the then-president.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-wife-molly-abortion-midterms-b2220779.html Jimmy Kimmel’s wife interrupts the monologue to make a pro-choice plea